Tory REMOANERS Launch REBELLION Against Brexit: Soubry & Clarke To Vote AGAINST Leaving Customs Union
Prominent Conservative MPs have launched a rebellion against Theresa May’s Brexit agenda, with the aim of keeping Britain in the EU’s Customs Union.
Anna Soubry, who tabled the motion in the House Of Commons has called for cross-party cooperation in order to block a full Brexit, with other remoaning Tory & Labour MPs helping to pass the anti-Brexit amendment.
Soubry, the Tory MP for Broxtowe & former business minister, is working with Ken Clarke, the former Conservative Chancellor and Labour MPs Chris Leslie, Kate Green, Rushanara Ali, Chuka Ummuna, Ben Bradshaw, Paul Williams, Wes Streeting and Stephen Doughty.
Corbyn’s Labour party is expected to back the rebels, which could put a halt to any prospect of a true Brexit taking place after negotiations with the European Union.
Arguing that remaining in the Customs Union will benefit Britain’s economy, Soubry tweeted:
— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) February 2, 2018
The first of the amendments proposed by Mrs Soubry suggested that the UK should have exactly the same trade arrangements with the rest of the world as we do while in the EU.
This amendment read:
“It shall be the objective of an appropriate authority to take all necessary steps to implement an international trade agreement which enables the UK to participate after exit day in a customs union with the EU in the same terms as existed before exit day.”
The second amendment proposed that Theresa May and her government should aim to keep Britain as a member of the Customs Union after we have left the EU. It read:
“It shall be a negotiating objective of Her Majesty’s Government in negotiations on the matters specified in subsection (2) to maintain the United Kingdom’s participation in the EU Customs Union.”