The weekend’s Telegraph claims that the Government could pay up to £36 billion in a financial settlement with the EU if Brussels agrees to negotiate it “as part of a deal on future relations, including a trade deal, are dismissed by Downing Street in today’s Guardian as “inaccurate speculation”.
However, in what appears to be the nearest to a considered official response from the Government, Boris Johnson's parliamentary private secretary, Conor Burns, is quoted in today's Telegraph as saying: "Britain is a nation that honours her obligations. Many of us who campaigned to leave the EU are more focused on the prize than the price."
Now is perhaps a good time to remember the maxim that 'nothing is agreed until everything is agreed' and, as has been said already and needs to be repeated loudly, 'no deal is better than a bad deal'.
Downing Street denies UK willing to pay €40bn Brexit divorce bill
Source dismisses report as inaccurate speculation and says such a high bill would be unacceptable to government and public