1. I happen to be a fan of @DavidDavisMP but I think he is perhaps approaching the Brexit negotiations incorrectly.
2. Before Brexit he was a highly effective chair of @CommonsPAC and took civil liberties seriously.
3. At the time of the vote he even was litigating at the ECJ with @tom_watson against May's new surveillance and data retention laws.
4. The irony being that Davis was on the day of his appointment to @DExEUgov seeking to quash an Act of Parliament by relying on EU law.
6. First example, from Brexit campaign. This is literally impossible under EU law.
7. Germany cannot under EU law enter into such a deal with UK, even when UK leaves the EU. Davis did not know this.
8. Next example, also from the campaign. No comment needed.
9. And then this, from after referendum but before appointment.
This has not even come close to happening.
10. We are now 9 months into that 12-24 month period for which he said there would be a "large round" of trade deals. There is not one.
11. And so on. Davis was good at @CommonsPAC and a sincere civil libertarian but he is consistently unrealistic about trade and EU deals.
12. When it became plain that EU were structuring the Brexit discussions in two phases, Davis threatened "row of the summer" to oppose this.
13. The opposition to sequencing did not last past day one of the negotiations. UK capitulation. The row-back of the summer.
14. And now Davis is still suggesting/threatening "no deal". But his record on being incorrect on trade deals means no credibility on this.