Theresa May's plans for post-Brexit 'customs partnership' is 'killed' by ministers

UK's May facing Brexiteer revolt over customs union

But he insisted it was "inconceivable that I would support a vote of no confidence" in Mrs May's government.

Now the Brexit Secretary has told the House of Lords EU Committee: "The Commission did push back on both".

The Guardian understands that neither the customs union, nor Brexit more generally, was brought up at Tuesday's meeting of the full cabinet.

During his visit to Dundalk on Monday, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that while June was a "stepping stone", there was a "real risk" to the negotiations if there was no progress on the backstop.

May's decision to leave the EU's customs union, which sets tariffs for goods imported into the bloc, has become one of the main flashpoints in the Brexit debate in Britain, pitting companies and pro-EU campaigners against a vocal group of hardline eurosceptic lawmakers.

The Irish border has been a sticking point for the Brexit negotiations, with the European Union stating that a solution needs to be found to avoid any hard border before a final deal is signed.

At the end of the meeting, that chamber resolved to call on the government to "include as an objective in negotiations on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU the establishment of an effective customs union between the two territories".

Critics - including many leading backers of Brexit - say it is unworkable, and would not amount to a clean break with the EU.

More news: Ronny Jackson not to return to job as Trump's personal doctor

European Union and Irish sources say that only Option C can be enshrined in the treaty.

The report reiterates previous warnings to May's government that any United States administration - particularly one led by President Trump - will be keen for Britain to lower its standards in areas like agriculture.

"If truth be told, I would consider it not a success if we fell back on Option C".

The report says the United Kingdom government has failed to produce sufficient research into the pros and cons of a trade deal with the US. "But we are aiming to do it by October".

Mr Davis warned the United Kingdom could be left "in a sort of limbo" if it is not able to complete a future relationship deal with the European Union by the end of the transition period in December 2020.

Mr Davis stressed that the Government regards the transition period ending in December 2020 as a time for implementation of the changes needed to prepare for the changed relationship with the EU.

He added: "It doesn't matter really what it is, a camera, a pole, a building, whatever..."

The alternative to this is a speeded-up customs arrangement at the border, where all the customs forms would be filled in online, customs checks would be carried out at the trader's own premises rather than at the border, and there would be cameras and automated number plate recognition. "So, there's a variety of mechanisms, but they don't require border infrastructure".

Related News:



Most liked

Graeme Murty sacked by Rangers, paving the way for Steven Gerrard
Murty was initially installed as interim boss in October following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha , before being handed the role until the end of the campaign in December.

Cavs' LeBron James not concerned about fatigue coming into series vs. Raptors
They were fortunate to get here, in part due to a free throw disparity in Game 7: they were 31 of 40 while in was 19 of 24. George Hill was 10 of 11 from the field and had 22 points. "Every step of the way we're going to come across somebody".

Ruling party 'will not block' protest leader as Armenian PM
Organizer of protests in Armenia , the head of fraction "EFC" Nikol Pashinian officially approved as a candidate for the post of Prime Minister.

Prince Louis Almost Wasn't A Prince (And Charlotte Nearly Wasn't A Princess)
Prince Louis is fifth in line to the throne and is the first royal prince to not bypass an older sister in the line of succession. His middle name Charles, of course, comes from his paternal grandfather, The Prince of Wales.

Tinder Fire State of Emergency Declared, 1000 Homes Evacuated
Wind conditions will improve for a short period overnight, he said, but it will still continue to be extremely dry. Two other Arizona fires burned on Monday but were closer to containment than the Tinder Fire.

IPhone X: Apple Might Be Retiring A Popular Feature For 2018
Apple is all set to roll out its 2018 edition iPhones although rumours and news have made its way to the public ear long before. But be rest assured, it's only the entry-level iPhone that will be ditching the 3D Touch feature.

Comedian Michelle Wolf receives support for White House Correspondents' Dinner gig
She added that before her performance, a friend handed her a note that said: "Be true to yourself". Wolf joked that Ivanka Trump had proven as useful to women as "a box of empty tampons".

'Avengers' assemble at top of the box office
Falling to No. 2 this week is " A Quiet Place ", bringing in an estimated $10.6 million in its fourth week out. However, there is one record that Avengers: Infinity War broke which took MCU a solid 10 years to crackdown.

Robert Mueller gives list of questions to Trump's lawyers
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about those phone calls, which occurred in December 2016. Mueller also wants to find out Trump's thought process in deciding to fire Comey.

Trump says Singapore among possible sites for meeting with Kim Jong Un
A meeting between Trump and Kim is now being planned, although the US President has said he is wary about North Korea's approach. Geneva, Mongolia and Singapore were some of the third-party options that his team suggested, reported The Washington Post .

Was $228K Payment To Michael Cohen Tied To Stormy Daniels Hush Deal?
The new lawsuit, which includes compensatory and punitive damages to be decided by a jury, seeks more than $75,000 in damages. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford , filed the complaint in federal court in NY on Monday.

Bears trade up, add Memphis receiver
Hopefully, Miller's hands are as strong as his ego. "He's got good route savvy, good route quickness", Pace said. Trubisky threw for five touchdowns and ran for one to lead Mentor over Warren G.

Competition watchdog urged to investigate possible Asda-Sainsbury's merger
One source close to Wal-Mart said the merger would allow the two companies to invest in providing more products at lower prices. It is understood that any investigation by the CMA would only be announced once an intention to merge was formally unveiled.

Bill Cosby prosecutor 'filled with awe' after his guilty verdict
Cosby angrily denied he has a plane and called Steele an "a-hole", shouting, "I'm sick of him!" No sentencing date was set. Walking into the Pennsylvania courtroom this month, Lotte-Lublin said she felt nervous to testify in front of Cosby .

Is govt leasing out Parliament, Supreme Court to private parties, asks Congress
These include the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, Kangra Fort in Himachal Pradesh, Buddhist Kaneri caves in Mumbai, among others. The group got the contract for Rs 250 million for a period of 5 years beating Indigo and GMR group in the bidding process.