Published on 15 Aug 2017

Government sets out post-Brexit customs plan

Political Correspondent

This is what the future looks like after Brexit – an “ambitious new customs arrangement with the EU”, with the “freest and most frictionless trade possible”. That’s according to the Government in its key negotiating position published today. Sounds glorious, but of course Europe has to agree, and so far there’s been a distinctly terse response. The EU’s chief negotiator declared that trade wouldn’t even be on the table before other major issues had been resolved first, like the exit bill.