David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, has suggested that the UK might pay to join the single market. The unexpected announcement led to a surge on the pound given the market’s concern about the impact on prosperity in the UK if the country left the single market.
In a Parliamentary answer to Wayne David, the Labour MP for Caerphilly, Davis said:
“The major criterion here is that we get the best possible access for goods and services to the European market – and if that is included in what you are talking about, then of course we will consider it”.
Peter Bone, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough condemned Davis and rejected the Government proposal to get the best deal for the UK, saying “people would be absolutely outraged”.