Farage Slams Customs Union Plans As ‘Brexit Betrayal’
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage (pictured above) has reacted furiously to the news that Philip Hammond has announced plans for Britain to remain in the customs union for a ‘transitional period’ following the Brexit deadline of March 2019.
Under the plans the UK would not be free to finalise any new trade deals with non-EU nations until after the transition period has ended. It would mean, to all intents and purposes, that Britain had left the union in name only.
Mr. Farage reacted angrily, saying:-
‘This effectively means that Brexit Betrayal has now become government policy. I warned (of this) two weeks ago.’
The government had previously indicated that the UK would be leaving both the single market and the customs union at the end of the negotiating process. The move will come as a blow to those hoping to quickly set in place new trade agreements with countries from around the world that are keen to do business with us, particularly the USA whom President Donald Trump has indicated would be ready to do ‘a fast deal’.
Westmonster Dave is the News Editor of Kipper Central.