Emeli Sande sang David Davis a song – but did it have a hidden Brexit message?
Emeli Sande sang David Davis a song which might have had a hidden Brexit message
Listen very carefully to the lyrics of the song Sande sang on the Andrew Marr show this morning…
Tory David Davis got a stark message on his ‘deal or no deal’ approach to Brexit negotiations this morning from an unexpected place – singer Emeli Sande.
The Brexit Secretary and the pop star were both appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show.
During his grilling from Marr, Davis admitted his department was developing contingency plans in case negotiators were unable to reach a good deal with European counterparts after Article 50 is triggered.
He said a strategy was being developed to prevent the UK from “falling off a cliff edge.”
Immediately after his interview came a delicious – and possibly coincidental – message from Ms Sande.
She closed the show, performing her song Highs and Lows.
The opening lines of the song are:
We don’t have a plan
Just pack your bags and run as fast as we can
We hold the future in the palm of our hands
I know you hear me but do you understand?
Mr Davis sat opposite Marr, slightly awkwardly, watching the performance as the credits rolled.
Ahead of the start of negotiations, which could be triggered as early as Tuesday, a committee of lawmakers warned it would be a serious dereliction of duty if the government failed to plan for the possibility of not reaching an exit deal.
“I don’t think, firstly, that is remotely likely,” Davis told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, responding to the report. “It’s in absolutely everybody’s interest that we get a good outcome.”
Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee warned that a breakdown in negotiations would be a “very destructive outcome”, causing economic harm to both sides as well as creating uncertainty and legal confusion for individuals and businesses.
“The simple truth is we have been planning for the contingency – all the various outcomes, all the possible outcomes of the negotiations,” Davis said.
“One of the reasons we don’t talk about the contingency plan too much is that we don’t want people to think ‘Oh, this is what we’re trying to do.'” Asked when May would trigger talks, Davis declined to name a specific date. “Each date has different implications in terms of when it could be responded to by the (European) council … I’m not going to get into the details why, but there’s politics in terms of achieving success.”