Theresa May's inner circle suggests keeping some EU customs rules for years after Brexit

Map. History of UK conflict

15 August 2018
EU says it can't guarantee Brexit won't hit financial contracts
3 month ago
UK to table new customs proposal within two weeks
3 month ago
An 18-year-old youth has been arrested over bomb threats sent to hundreds of schools in Britain and the United States in March, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British PM Theresa May set out their perspectives, no breakthrough on the backstop (but none was really expected). Taoiseach warned that time is running out. Hint that UK may bring forward proposals soon, but no info on what they will contain
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warns Ireland will not move on insisting on Brexit backstop as guarantee of no hard border in Ireland
3 month ago
Commons Media Select Committee says the former Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix will appear before MPs on Wednesday 6 June but former campaign director of 'Vote Leave' Dominic Cummings has refused to appear next Tuesday despite a summons
In Sofia, @theresa_may met ireland PM, @eucopresident. Basic message, said senior EU official, June summit close so get on with it
3 month ago
UK Government has announced it will consult on banning flammable cladding, just hours after a furious backlash to a review into the Grenfell Tower inferno which failed to recommend such a move
3 month ago
May says Britain will leave customs union, EU warns on Irish border again
EU leaders ready to offer Trump greater market access to avert trade war
3 month ago
Sergei Skripal still being questioned over Salisbury nerve agent attack
3 month ago
Britain considering extending EU tariffs for Brexit backstop option - source
3 month ago
Fox: The UK champions the opportunities created by free trade – it increases prosperity, stability and security. My dept engages businesses and the public to establish the economic and moral case for free trade
3 month ago
UK PM May insists Britain leaving EU customs union
3 month ago
Shadow Trade Secretary @BarryGardiner asks Fox if Trump is a man UK can do business with. Fox answer: US is our closest strategic partner but where we disagree on issues, such as steel, we make our voice heard very clearly trade
3 month ago
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox in Parliament: We are concerned by the Trump administration raising the prospect of tariffs on our steel and aluminium industries, and are working with the US and EU partners to secure a permanent EU exemption from these tariffs trade
3 month ago
Theresa May's inner circle suggests keeping some EU customs rules for years after Brexit
3 month ago
Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt into the Grenfell Tower fire concludes indifference and ignorance led a "race to the bottom" in building safety practices with cost prioritised over safety
3 month ago
The nerve agent "novichok" that was allegedly used in Britain to poison the ex-agent Skripal was known to the German intelligence agency BND. According to a German media report, Germany obtained a sample in the 1990s from a Russian scientist
3 month ago
No sign of illegal co-ordination among Brexit campaigners: data firm
3 month ago
Metropolitan Police says the 85-year-old woman who was found dead in Romford in east London after being "subjected to a cowardly assault" has been named as Rosina Coleman
3 month ago
Peers in the House of Lords have voted in favour of an amendment to the EU withdrawal bill demanding environmental protections after Brexit including the creation of an environmental standards watchdog
3 month ago
Oxfam UK chief quits following Haiti scandal: charity
3 month ago
UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announces that the East Coast rail franchise will be brought back under government control
3 month ago
UK PM Theresa May warns Tory Brexit rebels voting against Government's plans risks damaging 'integrity' of UK politics
3 month ago
UK PM Theresa May ally signals an "open mind" on the least-favored customs option for Brexit
3 month ago
Scotland Yard has said an 85-year-old woman has been found dead at her home in Romford in east London after being "subjected to a cowardly assault that left her with serious injuries"
3 month ago
UK PM May: We've worked hard on this and we want to deliver a Brexit that's good for the whole UK
3 month ago
The Government will fully fund the removal of dangerous cladding from tower blocks by councils and housing associations at an estimated cost of £400 million, Theresa May tells MPs
3 month ago
UK PM May: We need to trade in as frictionless way as possible. Trade isn't entirely frictionless. It won't be easy. Some will say forget about it - but that's not our position. Some will say don't worry aobut border - that's not our position. We'll publish white paper soon
3 month ago
UK PM May: We are working with them. We are protecting our own internal market. Welsh govt agree as well as some in Scotland. We need to respect devolution and maintain market
3 month ago
UK PM May: It's disappointing, we've been working hard. That's why Wales has agreed. We want to respect devolution and the internal market and it should be remembered that Scotland vote to remain in the UK
3 month ago
UK PM: Can I just say, we've seen company after company announcing investment in this country leading to more jobs. Yes we need to ensure customs arrangements and that's what we're working to do
3 month ago
[email protected]_may: EU Withdrawal Bill sets out mechanism that respects devolution while also maintaining integrity of the UK's common market Government is disappointed at Scottish Parliament not granting its consent
3 month ago
PM @theresa_may speaking at @HouseofCommons on post-Brexit borders/customs: Government and HMRC are making preparations for all contingencies
3 month ago
PM @theresa_may: There are 3 objectives for future customs arrangements: as frictionless trade as possible, no hard border in Ireland, independent trade policy White paper published soon will show how much progress has been made in the last weeks
Theresa May insisted that the Conservative party will deliver a Brexit that is in the interests of the British people3 month ago
Theresa May insisted that the Conservative party will deliver a Brexit "that is in the interests of the British people"
3 month ago
Bradley on post-Brexit customs arrangements models: both proposals could possibly work, but there are concerns with both and investigation over options available continues
3 month ago
Secretary of State Bradley explains there will be no new infrastructure AT the border after Brexit due to security reasons, and cannot speculate on new infrastructure being needed at some other place because customs arrangements not decided yet
Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley speaking in @CommonsEU about Irish border after Brexit: There will be no new physical infrastructure, no new cameras, no new checks at the NI/Ireland border
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