Brexit: No 10 says it will not agree to indefinite customs union with EU

Downing Street spokeswoman tries to ease cabinet Brexiters’ concerns over Irish backstopDowning Street has insisted the government will not sign up to any deal with the EU that would keep the UK in a customs union indefinitely, as the prime minister tries to assuage concerns in her cabinet.British negotiators in Brussels are thought to be preparing to sign up to a draft of the backstop for Northern Ireland – aimed at preventing a hard border – that could see the whole of the UK effectively inside the customs union. Continue reading...

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