Wednesday 2 May 2018 / 7:19 AM Brexit / Paul Blomfield

Paul Blomfield responds to customs union ‘ultimatum’

Paul Blomfield MP, Labour’s Shadow Brexit Minister, responding to the customs union ‘ultimatum’ issued by Tory MPs to the Prime Minister, said:

“This is yet further evidence that Theresa May is being held hostage by the extreme Brexiteers in her own party.

“Crunch time is coming on what our future customs arrangements with the EU should look like. Labour has been clear that the best way to protect jobs, the economy and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland is by negotiating a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union after Brexit.

“However, the Tories appear more interested in issuing ultimatums and squabbling amongst themselves than acting in the national interest.”