Customs Union

1 day ago
Theresa May requested the part of her proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement that could lock the UK to the European Union’s (EU) trade laws in the long term, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator has revealed.
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1 day ago
The Labour leader tells the CBI about Labour's Brexit plan, which he says "could win support in Parliament " and bring Britain together.
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4 days ago
From taking office May set out her stall as a born again hard Brexiteer, promising to pull Britain out of the single market and customs union
5 days ago
Shami Chakrabarti, U.K. shadow attorney general, discusses her perceived flaws with Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
5 days ago
I begin by praising the prime minister. She has striven hard from good intention, with a poor hand; a party divided, disputatious and dogmatic in equal degrees, which then gave her a circle impossible to square: a frictionless border in Ireland, exit of the UK from the European single market and customs union - and yet Northern Ireland in the same relationship to Europe as the rest of the UK.
6 days ago
Theresa May criticises Labour policy saying it could not be in both a customs union and negotiate its own trade deals.
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1 week ago
Britain’s difficult debate about how to break away from the European Union has found its way, again, to the question of how they’ll trade after the split.
1 week ago
The party's Westminster leader saiys its "red lines" on single market and customs union membership have not been met.
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1 week ago
Now, it turns out the solution looks neither temporary nor solely for the Irish border. As the agreement gets picked over by Theresa May’s Cabinet, it will become clear that in signing up to the so-called backstop to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland, the U.K. may be committing itself to something more permanent. The U.K. will be in a customs union with the bloc indefinitely, unless a better idea emerges in the next two years.
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1 week ago
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU's customs union in a "total surrender."
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1 week ago
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU's customs union in a "total surrender".
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1 week ago
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU's customs union in a "total surrender".
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1 week ago
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson accused Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday of forcing through a deal that would keep the country locked in the European Union's customs union after Brexit in what he described as a "total surrender".
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1 week ago
Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson accused Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday of forcing through a deal that would keep the country locked in the European Union's customs union after Brexit in what he described as a "total surrender".
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1 week ago
Philip Hammond on whether the withdrawal agreement will include an EU proposal to keep Northern Ireland tied to its customs union and single market.
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2 weeks ago
John McDonnell says Labour will reject a customs arrangement with the EU unless it is established on a permanent basis.
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2 weeks ago
Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said British Prime Minister Theresa May will probably get a withdrawal deal with the European Union at the last minute and then have it approved by parliament. It will be Brexit in name only," Farage told Sky. "The rebels within the Conservative Party tend to melt away and become a relatively small number." "My guess is that the customs union style deal that Theresa May is lining up ... she'll get it through parliament," he said.
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2 weeks ago
A prominent rebel lawmaker in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Monday that the United Kingdom must leave the European Union's customs union.
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2 weeks ago
A report suggesting an all-UK customs deal will be written into the legally binding agreement governing Britain's withdrawal from the EU to avoid the need for an Irish backstop is "speculation", according to Downing Street.
2 weeks ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels that will allow her to keep all of the U.K. in a customs union with ...
3 weeks ago
Ireland's EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has said he is still hopeful of a Brexit deal, but has warned that a UK-wide customs union with the EU would not be a replacement for this Northern Ireland-specific backstop.
4 weeks ago
The EU will offer British Prime Theresa May a UK-wide customs union as a way around the Irish backstop issue, but it will have to be negotiated beyond the Withdrawal Agreement as a separate treaty, RTÉ News understands.
October 18th, 2018
The Irish government has suggested Theresa May is willing to commit Britain to open-ended 'backstop' membership of the EU's Customs Union, according to the BBC.
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October 18th, 2018
The European Union is willing to agree to Britain's demand to include the whole of the United Kingdom in a backstop customs union if they cannot agree a free-trade deal when the planned transitional arrangement runs out, Euronews reported.
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October 18th, 2018
Theresa May has proposed delaying leaving the European Union’s (EU) Customs Union for a further year after failing to agree on a solution to the Irish “backstop” issue.
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October 17th, 2018
It would not hurt Europe if Britain was allowed to remain in the European Union customs union and internal market beyond an agreed transitional arrangement, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said.
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October 15th, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she still believes a Brexit deal is "achievable", despite talks with the European Union becoming deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. "I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the EU. The sticking point is how to keep open the land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc's single market and customs union.
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October 15th, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa said that a Brexit deal is still achievable, but she is "clear" that the UK will not be "trapped" in a single customs union.
October 15th, 2018
Theresa May must change her Brexit approach to include continued membership of the single market and the customs union rather than "railroading" MPs into a bad deal, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
October 15th, 2018
British negotiators urged the EU to accept assurances Britain would effectively stay in a customs union with the EU to avoid a hard border with Ireland and make a controversial "backstop" for Northern Ireland unnecessary, EU diplomats said on Monday.
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October 15th, 2018
The British media is reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to keep the U.K. in a customs union with the EU after Brexit — to the fury of some of her own ministers.
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October 15th, 2018
The British media is reporting that Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to keep the U.K. in a customs union with the EU after Brexit — to the fury of some of her own ministers.
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October 14th, 2018
Britain will not stay "indefinitely" in a customs union with the European Union but the precise timing of a temporary customs arrangement with the bloc is up for debate, James Cleverly, deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, said on Sunday.
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October 12th, 2018
The UK will not accept a Brexit deal that involves being indefinitely locked into a customs union with the EU, Dominic Raab has said.
October 12th, 2018
Commons leader Andrea Leadsom reveals she is prepared to quit if Irish backstop has no strict end date - with other cabinet ministers tipped to follow her
October 12th, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May will not "trap" Britain in an endless customs union with the European Union after Brexit, her office insisted Friday amid growing unease in her cabinet and party that this might be the price of a divorce deal. Negotiations in Brussels have stepped up in recent days ahead of a high-stakes EU summit next week, with both sides seeking a breakthrough less than six months before Brexit in March 2019. May briefed selected members of her cabinet late Thursday on the talks, at which several ministers reportedly expressed deep unease at a plan to avoid frontier checks with EU member Ireland.
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October 12th, 2018
The prime minister is performing verbal contortions that would make an Olympic gymnast proud, to send different messages to her domestic and EU audiences, but last night's session with a closer inner cabinet appears to have backfired
October 12th, 2018
Theresa May has abandoned her pledge that a deal to keep the UK in the EU customs territory must be "time-limited", paving the way for likely cabinet resignations.
October 12th, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May will never agree to a backstop plan to prevent a hard border with European Union member Ireland that means Britain could be permanently tied to the bloc's customs rules, her spokeswoman said on Friday.
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October 12th, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May will never agree to a backstop plan to prevent a hard border with European Union member Ireland that means Britain could be permanently tied to the bloc's customs rules, her spokeswoman said on Friday.
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October 12th, 2018
Downing Street has sought to play down suggestions Theresa May is prepared to backtrack on her Irish border stance in a bid to agree a Brexit deal.
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October 11th, 2018
Irish backstop, Canada +++, the Norway model, customs union vs single market … Does anyone out there have the slightest idea what is going on in Brexit? Then why not try the Brexit 30 Day Challenge? It’s not easy. Read Full Article at RT.com
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October 9th, 2018
Dominic Raab "categorically" ruled out an indefinite customs union to resolve Irish border difficulties in the Brexit talks, amid Tory warnings over the Government's "gung-ho" approach to no deal.
October 9th, 2018
At least 40 lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party are willing to vote down her possible Brexit deal if it leaves the United Kingdom 'half in and half out' of the European Union, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. "My estimate is that there are at least 40 colleagues who are not going to accept a 'half in, half out' Chequers deal or indeed a backstop that leaves us in the internal market and the customs union," lawmaker Steve Baker told BBC radio. "Colleagues will not tolerate a half in, half out Brexit," said Baker, who served as a junior Brexit minister in May's government until he resigned in protest at her Brexit proposals.
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October 4th, 2018
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly working on a proposal that could see her seek an all-U.K. customs union with the European Union (EU), the Financial Times said.
October 1st, 2018
The British parliament would back a Norway-style Brexit deal with a customs union, pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Nicky Morgan, a former government minister who heads parliament's Treasury Select Committee, said on Monday.
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September 30th, 2018
The UK will leave the EU with no deal rather than join a customs union, the Brexit secretary will say.
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September 27th, 2018
Labour backs remaining signed up to a trading bloc, while the Tories have ruled out formal membership
February 26th, 2018
Labour now backs remaining signed up to a trading bloc, while the Tories have ruled out formal membership
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