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Sturgeon reiterates support for single market and customs union

Nicola Sturgeon reiterates the Scottish government’s backing for UK membership of the single market and customs union. The first minister said it is “time to compromise” to find a “common sense” solution to Brexit, as…

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Brexit: Government scrapes through Customs Bill vote

The government has narrowly avoided a defeat on its Customs Bill after agreeing to Brexiteers’ demands to change its wording. MPs voted by 305 to 302 to support an amendment that critics said would undermine…


Brexiteers’ Customs Bill amendments accepted by government

Image copyright Getty Images Downing Street has accepted four amendments put forward by Brexiteer Tories to its Customs Bill. One of the amendments could stop the UK from collecting tariffs for the EU, part of…


Downing Street sets out some details of new Brexit customs plan

Image copyright Downing Street Image caption Brexit will be on the agenda when Angela Merkel hosts Theresa May in Berlin Downing Street has set out some detail for how customs could be handled after Brexit….


Brexit: Third Brexit customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mrs May hopes to resolve cabinet splits on Brexit at a meeting this week Downing Street has produced a third model for handling customs after the UK leaves the…


‘Livid’ Michael Gove rips up EU customs partnership report

Image copyright REUTERS/Simon Dawson Image caption Brexiteer Michael Gove objects to the customers partnership favoured by Theresa May Environment secretary Michael Gove physically ripped up a report on Theresa May’s preferred option for a new…


Brexit: UK’s ‘backstop’ customs plan to be revealed

Image copyright Getty Images Full details of the government’s Brexit “backstop” proposal are to be outlined on Thursday amid a row over the planned length of any stop-gap arrangement. Downing Street will outline plans for…


Brexit: HMRC chief defends £20bn customs figure

HMRC chief Jon Thompson has defended his £20bn estimate of the cost to businesses of the post-Brexit customs system favoured by leading Brexiteers. He told MPs that a technology-based system – dubbed the “max fac”…


Brexit: MPs say UK might have to extend customs union membership

Image copyright Getty Images The government may be forced to stay in the EU’s customs union beyond 2020 if if cannot agree new arrangements, a committee of MPs says. The Brexit select committee said that…


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