UK Ministers Think A Permanent Customs Union With The EU Is The Price For Solving The Backstop

UK Ministers Think A Permanent Customs Union With The EU Is The Price For Solving The Backstop

Senior ministers are arguing that the controversial Irish backstop issue that stands in the way of a Brexit deal can be solved if the UK commits to a form of permanent customs union with the EU, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Sources across Whitehall are increasingly convinced they will be able to secure a political win by adding either an end-date or an exit mechanism to the backstop – the insurance policy to prevent a hard border – that the House of Commons says has to change for a Brexit deal to pass. Continue reading UK Ministers Think A Permanent Customs Union With The EU Is The Price For Solving The Backstop

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Leave.EU @LeaveEUOfficial: “[PRIME MINISTER]May told us that we’d be leaving the Customs Union…”

Leave.EU @LeaveEUOfficial: “[PRIME MINISTER]May told us that we’d be leaving the Customs Union…”

Leave.EU‏Verified account @LeaveEUOfficial: “May told us that we’d be leaving the Customs Union. Staying in “would betray the vote of the British people” & “make a mockery of the referendum”. Continue reading Leave.EU @LeaveEUOfficial: “[PRIME MINISTER]May told us that we’d be leaving the Customs Union…”