customs union

Number 10’s new customs plan doesn’t fully exist, sources insist

2 July 2018 19:46

Has Theresa May finally cracked the customs arrangements problem? The Prime Minister needs to get sign-off from her Cabinet on…

Theresa May is making Cabinet unrest on the customs partnership worse

8 May 2018 14:01

Boris Johnson’s rather bold move on the customs partnership hasn’t yet landed him in trouble, even though it has enraged…

It’s time to end the discussion on the customs union

7 May 2018 12:41

This never-ending circular discussion on customs unions is painful, particularly because the question should have been settled during the referendum.…

Amber Rudd breeds confusion on Brexit

26 April 2018 15:26

Amber Rudd has had a torrid few weeks thanks to the Windrush scandal and her department’s failure to get a…

The Spectator Podcast: The New Arrival

26 April 2018 14:11

In this week’s podcast, we discuss Meghan and the monarchy – is Meghan Markle good news for the Establishment? And…

EU commissioner: at least it’s not Jacob Rees-Mogg at the negotiating table

24 April 2018 14:34

Oh dear. As anxiety grows about the Theresa May’s customs union stance, Jacob Rees-Mogg has this afternoon told hacks that…

Why Brexiteer ministers are so concerned at the moment

21 April 2018 10:39

Senior Cabinet Brexiteers are more concerned about the project than they have been in some time, I write in The…

Government defeated on customs union in Lords

18 April 2018 18:58

And we’re back to Brexit with a bump. After a brief pause in the negotiations and legislation, the government has…

Rumour about May’s customs union stance excites Remainers

26 February 2018 15:26

Could the Conservatives crash out of government in the next few months? That’s certainly a prospect that Theresa May’s allies…

Barry Gardiner’s words come back to haunt him

26 February 2018 10:30

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn is expected to back ‘a’ customs union when Britain leaves the EU. To begin Labour’s…

Jeremy Corbyn’s criticism of the customs union

25 February 2018 12:28

The Labour shadow cabinet have been out in full force on the airwaves this morning dropping heavy hints that Jeremy…

Labour’s Brexit position could be about to evolve into a big problem for the Tories

23 February 2018 16:10

Theresa May goes into the weekend safe in the knowledge that she has managed to reach an agreement with her…

Watch: Labour shadow minister dodges Brexit question 11 times

15 August 2017 11:53

Would a Labour government take Britain out of the customs union after Brexit? It’s a simple enough question – but…

Will the EU agree to the government’s Brexit customs union plans?

15 August 2017 9:28

Britain’s Brexit wish list is slowly being filled out. Today, the government sets out its plans for the temporary customs…

Why an extended, Brexit transition is now on the cards

17 June 2017 10:40

The Brexit talks start on Monday. Theresa May hoped that they would be beginning with the UK government’s hand strengthened…

Philip Hammond’s Brexit plan is the worst of all worlds

14 June 2017 12:42

Had last week’s expected landslide actually occurred Philip Hammond would by now be working on his memoirs. Instead, he is…

Trump Team preparing US / UK trade deal

14 January 2017 10:33

Boris Johnson returned from the US this week boasting that the UK was now ‘first in line’ for a trade…

Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

Tory Brexiteers pressure May to quit EU single market and customs union

19 November 2016 10:10

Normally, the Saturday before an autumn statement would be dominated by speculation about what is in it. But, as I…

Chris Grayling suggests Britain will leave the customs union

2 October 2016 13:20

Good news for Liam Fox. It looks as though the Secretary for International Trade may have a job after all. After No.10…