Davis resigned earlier this year in protest of Theresa May’s Chequers plan and overall Brexit strategy, insisting she was willing to give away too much in negotiations with Brussels.

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis said on Wednesday he does not think UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposals will form the basis of an eventual deal with the EU, suggesting a new approach is needed. 

He also said he doesn’t think replacing PM May will strengthen the UK’s hand in talks with Brussels, downplaying reports that a leadership challenge by Tory rebels is imminent. 

Davis’ remarks follow EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier slamming the Chequers plan as “not workable”, effectively killing off any hopes of the proposals being used in a post-Brexit trade arrangement between Britain and the EU. 

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