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Brexit: What is Labour’s customs union policy?

Claim: Labour is proposing a new permanent customs union with the European Union (EU) after Brexit which would allow the UK “a say” in future trade deals. Reality Check Verdict: EU law currently does not…

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Liam Fox: Customs union ‘would not deliver Brexit’

Image copyright Reuters Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would “not be delivering Brexit”. The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an…


Queer as folklore: A year of English customs

Image copyright Andrew Robinson Image caption A speech is made before the Haxey Hood game begins England is awash with curious customs dating back hundreds of years. Photographer Andrew Robinson spent five years during the…


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…



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…


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