£40 Billion divorce bill is leaving the public on edge

The public will “go bananas” if the government agrees to pay the European Union a £40bn divorce bill, a senior Tory MP has warned Robert Halfon, a former vice-chairman of the Conservative Party, said voters would not understand such a large sum of money being handed over to Brussels.

The EU has demanded the UK agrees to settle its financial commitments before Brexit negotiations can move on to any future trade relationship.

According to The Financial Times, May is prepared to increase her initial bid of £2bn to €38bn. However that sum is still short of the £53bn demanded by Brussels.

Theresa May will meet with key Cabinet ministers who oversee Brexit talks on Monday morning to discuss the so-called ‘Brexit bill’.

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