7. Feb, 2018


The prime minister’s inability to set out a realistic vision for future customs arrangements with the EU is threatening our national interest.

Theresa May’s latest meaningless waffle about wanting a customs partnership with the EU but not a customs union was described by EU officials as “unrealistic”. Michel Barnier, who was in London yesterday to see May, said “the time has come to make a choice”. The EU’s Brexit talks chief told her that EU leaders would simply set down their own terms if she didn’t set out a vision, according to the FT. How’s that taking back control?

It means EU may just set its own terms for a future deal - and could kibosh transition deal too as it means Irish question is up in air.