Brexiteer Kate Hoey says UK will not pay EU divorce bill unless Britain gets a deal


The pro-Brexit assembly-man said the Britain will not give “a penny” to the EU unless it strikes a understanding large on the divorce terms and the future trading relationship.

Ms Hoey said: “The bucks is not going to be given – not a penny – until we’ve got a deal.

“If we don’t get a deal I’m not sure we resolve be paying very much money. And I wouldn’t want to pay any money that’s not really owed.”

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Kate Hoey said the UK will not pay the EU unless it passes a Brexit deal

She conceded the UK would abide by its “legal responsibilities” to the EU but required a comprehensive explanation for the sum requested from Brussels to settle Brexit.

The Pains politician added the other key issues of the first phase of Brexit talks – the Irish boundary and citizens’ rights – could soon be resolved.

Speaking to The Alex Salmond Posture, Ms Hoey said: “I’m all for keeping our country’s legal responsibilities but I want to see dot and comma of correctly why they are asking us for all this money.

“The border issue is meaningless possessions. It can be worked out between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We have housed, I think almost completely, on the European Union citizens in this motherland.”

If we don’t get a deal I’m not sure we would be paying very much money

Kate Hoey

Prime Parson Theresa May was forced to break off negotiations with EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker after count particulars of a proposed deal on the Irish border emerged, prompting the immediate intervention of DUP director Arlene Foster.

The Prime Minister is planning to return to Brussels previously the end of the week, with time running out to persuade leaders of the remaining 27 EU domains at a summit on December 14-15 that “sufficient progress” has been made on break-up issues to move Brexit negotiations on to their second phase.

And Irish PM Leo Varadkar has intended Ireland will not stray from the terms already agreed earlier this week with Mrs May and approved with the EU already Ms Foster’s intervention. 

Dublin possesses a veto which could hamper talks progressing to trade unless the country is happy with Mrs May’s self-possessions on the Irish border. 

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