Theresa May SLAMS Brexiteers: NOT Our Policy To Stay In Customs Union
After it was rumoured that prominent Tory Brexiteers were planning an overthrow of Theresa May to prevent a soft Brexit, Theresa May has ruled out Britain remaining in the EU after Brexit.
A Downing Street spokesman said: “At home, Brexit is about taking back control of our money, laws and borders. We are going to deliver that but Brexit is also about the freedom to strike out into the world and sign our own trade deals. We want a good, deep trade deal with the EU and customs arrangement which are as frictionless as possible.
“But we must also be free to sign those trade deals with the rest of the world. We have brilliant companies in the UK and we want to strengthen their opportunities to export. We would not want to do something that limits those opportunities.
“So it is not our policy to stay in the customs union. It is not our policy to stay in a customs union.
“Our policy was set out very clearly in the summer in our customs future partnership paper: we are proposing either of two models – a customs partnership or a highly streamlined customs arrangement. And we are going to get a deal that works for the UK.”
However, there remains a great deal of uncertainty around how long the transition deal will last for and the precise terms of Britain’s exit from the EU, and many commentators are still arguing that a BoJo/Mogg/Gove rebellion may be lurking in the depths of the Tory party’s fractious time bomb of a cabinet.
This news follows Amber Rudd failing to address the issue of the Customs Union on Marr yesterday and a group of Tory remoaners launching a rebellion against Britain leaving the Customs Union last week.