Monday 2 July 2018 / 3:57 PM Brexit / Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd responds to new customs model

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, commenting on reports the Government is considering a new customs model, said:

“As Ministers descend on Chequers in a desperate attempt to re-establish collective Cabinet responsibility and find agreement on a Brexit customs plan, they should keep in mind the thousands of businesses across the UK that rely on frictionless trade with the EU.

“If this increasingly chaotic Cabinet cannot put aside party politics and unite behind a credible customs plan, then the Prime Minister must act and endorse Labour’s calls for a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union. It is the only way to guarantee frictionless trade, protect jobs and prevent a hard-border in Northern Ireland.”