Wednesday 23 May 2018 / 6:57 PM Brexit

Paul Blomfield comments on reports that the post-Brexit customs system could cost £20bn a year

Paul Blomfield MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Minister, responding to reports that the post-Brexit customs system could cost businesses up to £20bn a year, said:

“This latest warning underlines that the sensible option, and the only way to protect jobs and our manufacturing industry, is to negotiate a new customs union with the EU.

“Rather than pursuing policies that will cost British businesses billions, the Government should follows Labour’s lead and back a new comprehensive customs union”.