David Davis dismissed reports of 40 billion pounds Brexit bill

Vastavam web:  Brexit negotiator David Davis today dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a 40 billion pounds (USD 54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the European Union.The Times quoted a “Brussels source” in their story yesterday, but Davis told BBC television that “they sort of made that up.” “I’m not going to do an actual number on air, it would be ridiculous to do that, but we have a fairly clear idea where we’re going on this,” he said.British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday revealed plans for a transition period of around two years after it officially leaves in 2019, during which time Britain would still largely be under current EU rules.
Davis stressed that Britain “would not under any circumstances” accept the supremacy of the European Court of Justice after the transition period, a key issue for Brexit hardliners.He added that it was “quite likely” that a joint system of EU-UK courts will be agreed in order to resolve disputes.The pro-EU faction of her government, led by finance minister Philip Hammond, want close ties with the bloc, while Brexit campaigner and foreign minister Boris Johnson is pushing for a cleaner break.
Johnson heightened tensions last week with a newspaper article spelling out his vision, and wrote again in the latest edition of the Sunday Telegraph to lay down his demands.He said Britain should not adopt any new EU rules made during the transition period and wants London to be able to sign trade deals with countries outside the EU during the two-year period.