BREXIT SELL-OUT: Amber Rudd CAN’T SAY Customs Union
Amber Rudd MP gave a somewhat spluttering performance on Andrew Marr this morning.
Mr Marr recited the words from Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech:
Whether that means we must reach a completely new customs agreement, become an associate member of the Customs Union in some way, or remain a signatory to some elements of it, I hold no preconceived position.
I have an open mind on how we do it. It is not the means that matter, but the ends.
Ms Rudd replied:
Well she has an open mind on it. We’ve published a document last year saying how we would do it and we proposed either a customs arrangement or a customs partnership, these are both alternatives that we could look at.
Marr pressed her further:
But the possibility of a customs union, she’s talking about the possibility of a customs union of some kind with the rest of the EU.
Obviously flustered, Ms Rudd, replied:
I think what she’s highlighting there is, which we highlighted in the paper which we published last year, is that we do not want to have tariffs at the border so that is a form of customs agreement, arrangement, partnership.
Patience finally exhausted, Marr interjected; “But to get that you have to have some kind of customs union.” Ms Rudd continued oblivious insisting she didn’t “want to be drawn into this whole A or B customs union.” Finally, Marr landed the knock out blow:
It sounds like, if I may say so, that you are so intimidated by the other side of the argument, you won’t actually say the words customs union.
Ms Rudd’s evasiveness shows that the government intends to sink the knife of betrayal as silently as possible into the back of the British electorate.