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Why Britain could be heading for a 'Brexit in Name Only'
The UK government saw off amendments which would have forced Theresa May to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union and the single market. More key Brexit votes will take place in the next few weeks.
Former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling says Britain must ignore ‘little Englanders’ and back a soft Brexit
"I've always been in favour of an open trading relationship with Europe, and indeed the rest of the world. I can't see how you could work without a customs union," the former Chancellor of the Excheque told Business Insider in late May.
MPs in the House of Commons will today and Wednesday vote on a number of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The ones to look out for are the amendments on customs, the European Economic Area, and a meaningful vote. Here's why.
The UK parliament's Brexit committee has urged Theresa May to keep Britain in the EU's customs unions until an alternative customs arrangement is in place and ready to go, in a new report published on Thursday.
Britain's biggest business lobbyist, the CBI, has warned the government that it must "break the Brexit logjam" or risk doing major damage to the UK economy going forward.
Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has told Theresa May that Britain must stay aligned with the single market and customs union for physical infrastructure on the Irish border to be avoided.
A spokesperson for the PM denies any change in policy after May tells MPs that Britain is aiming for a new customs union with the EU.
Exclusive: Conservative MP Nicky Morgan told Business Insider the Brexit interventions of Jacob Rees-Mogg should be ignored.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said he would not in any circumstances support extended membership of the customs union amid talk of Britain remaining inside the institution beyond the 20-month transition period.