His opinions soon changed after witnessing “public utterances” by former Brexit secretary David Davis.
Mr Timmermans said: “I saw him not coming, not negotiating, grandstanding elsewhere, I thought ‘oh my God, they haven’t got a plan.
“That was really shocking frankly because if you don’t have a plan, you know, we see it.”
Mr Davis resigned in June 2018 in a protest against Mrs May’s Brexit proposal.
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