What is the customs union, will Britain stay in one after Brexit and is it connected to the single market?

The Prime Minister promised to strike a free trade agreement with the EU after the transition period – but what is a customs union and what is Labour's position? What is the EU customs union? The European Union's customs union is a trade agreement between all EU member states and three other countries – Turkey, Andorra, and San Marino – which […]

Read more

Trump Administration Has Dropped Nearly $14 Million For Just Two New Border Security Recruits, Report Shows

The Trump administration has dropped a small fortune on an attempt to increase border security staff, but according to the Huffington Post, the effort has yielded extremely minimal results. According to the news outlet, US Customs and Border Protection enlisted the outside contractor Accenture Federal Services, a subsidiary of the global Accenture consulting company headquartered in Dublin, to grow border […]

Read more

Proof the Remainer row over EU Customs Union is claptrap

Proof the Remainer row over EU Customs Union is claptrap: There’s barely a customs officer in sight at Felixstowe which handles £80bn of goods a year… so why all the hysteria about the Irish border with its £3bn trade? Ten months from now, according to doom-mongers, we could be back on rations With lines of lorries backing up more than […]

Read more

Theresa May's hated customs partnership plan could be illegal, David Davis warns her

The Brexit Secretary is said to have told the Prime Minister her favoured option could fall foul of international trade law as the Cabinet moves towards adopting a different system backed by Boris Johnson. He reportedly made his fears known in a letter to Mrs May, the details of which emerged as Labour announced plans to try and force the […]

Read more

Amber Rudd hints the UK could stay in the customs union

Amber Rudd risks sparking fury in No10 by hinting Britain could stay in the customs union amid Cabinet splits on the issue as Remain MPs call for a U-turn in symbolic Commons vote Ms Rudd said Cabinet is still having discussions on staying in customs union Home Secretary’s remarks defy Theresa May’s ‘red line’ pledge to take UK out Comment comes ahead of […]

Read more

Brexit enforcer Jacob Rees-Mogg warns Theresa May it would be 'cretinous' to sign customs deal with EU

The senior MP also admitted he doesn’t know whether the “enigmatic” PM actually supports the policy of quitting the EU as he urged her to stop giving in to Brussels. But speaking at an event in Parliament, Mr Rees-Mogg again ruled out the possibility of succeeding Mrs May if she is forced out. The backbencher, who chairs the powerful European […]

Read more