Brussels fears UK cabinet crisis may be a path to no-deal Brexit

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David Davis’s resignation was met with a collective shrug of the shoulders in Brussels on Monday. “How can we miss a man who was never here?”, one EU source commented to me. The Brexit secretary made one visit to Brussels in the last four months.

A far more familiar face here is Olly Robbins, the prime minister’s Europe adviser. The EU is reassured that he’s staying in his post – for now. But the mood in Brussels – especially after hearing this afternoon that Boris Johnson too was gone – is far from blasé.

The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, said Europe was deeply troubled not by British cabinet resignations, but by Brexit itself.

“Politicians come and go,” he said. “But the problems they have created for the people remain. The mess caused by Brexit is the biggest problem in the history of EU-UK relations. And it is still very far from being solved.”

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