David Davis to say he's an optimist on Brexit in US speech

David Davis will today declare himself a 'determined optimistic' about Brexit as he puts the EU's gloomy outlook on the talks behind him.

The Brexit Secretary will stress the UK's commitment to being 'outward looking' and playing an 'instrumental role' in the world, as he gives a major speech in Washington.

He will lay out his vision for a booming post-Brexit Britain as he delivers an address to to the US Chamber of Commerce this afternoon.

It comes after the third round of Brexit talks ended in a frosty deadlock in Brussels yesterday, with Britain and the EU clashing over the divorce bill.

Brexit Secretary David Davis, pictured in Brussels yesterday, will describe himself as an 'optimist' about Brexit as he sets ot his vision for Britain's future outside the bloc in a speech in the US today

Brexit Secretary David Davis, pictured in Brussels yesterday, will describe himself as an 'optimist' about Brexit as he sets ot his vision for Britain's future outside the bloc in a speech in the US today

Mr Davis, pictured with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels yesterday, will put the EU's gloomy Brexit forecast behind him as he travels to the United States. The third round of Brexit talks ended in frosty deadlock yesterday as the two sides clashed over the divorce bill

Mr Davis, pictured with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels yesterday, will put the EU's gloomy Brexit forecast behind him as he travels to the United States. The third round of Brexit talks ended in frosty deadlock yesterday as the two sides clashed over the divorce bill

The EU is insisting Britain agrees to pay the bill - reportedly up to £90billion and including cash for foreign aid - before they can move on to trade talks.

But hitting back this morning, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Brussels cannot blackmail Britain into accepting a massive bill.

In a speech in the US capital this afternoon, Mr Davis will say Britain is determined to carry on playing a strong international role.

Striking an upbeat tone, he will say: 'I am a determined optimist.

'Because I fundamentally believe that a good deal is in the interests of both the UK and the EU and the whole of the developed world.'

And he will

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