Green Party responds to proposal for interim customs system

15 August 2017

15 August 2017

The Green Party has responded to the announcement by David Davis that he is looking to secure a new customs arrangement with the EU in which the UK would maintain the same trading rules for an interim period [1].

Molly Scott Cato MEP, Green Party Brexit spokesperson, said:

“More breath-taking arrogance from the Tories. The belief that Davis can secure a custom-made customs union is both unhelpful and insulting. Why would the EU27 agree to granting a country that is not a member of the club the benefits of membership without restriction?

“This announcement is clearly neither realistic or rational and has more to do with papering over the growing confusion and deep divisions within the Tory Party on how hard, soft, long or short Brexit should be.”

Notes:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40922177

 

 






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