Monday, 23 April 2018

Customs union U-turn by May could inspire Brexiter cabinet revolt.

There has been speculation Theresa May is
preparing to concede on a customs union.
Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a key week for the future of the UK’s relations with Europe.

Amid Brexiter threats of a leadership challenge, the former cabinet minister Nicky Morgan, who chairs the Treasury committee, said party rebels should be careful what they wished for.

“This sabre-rattling is not coming from the section of the party that I represent. It is coming from the pro-Brexit section of the party and is deeply unhelpful,” she said.

Government hopes of avoiding a hard border in Ireland either through technological innovation or regulatory alignment have been set back after they were rejected during preliminary negotiations in Brussels.

Full story at Yahoo News.

By Anne Perkins and Peter Walker.

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