7 Jun 2018

Government publish customs “backstop” plan after last minute talks

Political Editor

The backstop stops here. Or at least at the end of 2021. Or at least that’s the expectation – after ministers spent the morning in talks about the future of the Irish border. Rumours were flying around all morning that the Brexit secretary David Davis might resign unless the customs arrangement had a clear time limit. But Downing Street said after “constructive” talks with Mrs May – Mr Davis would be staying put.