Leslie – Looks like Government is running scared from vote on the Customs Union

Reports today suggest the Government will push back votes on their Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, more commonly known as the Customs Bill, as they are concerned about the possibility of losing votes on amendments relating to the EU Customs Union.   

Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“It looks like the Government is running scared from a vote on the Customs Union, because they're terrified they'll lose.

“MPs from across all parties have the national interest at heart in wanting to ensure we don't crash out of the Customs Union, damaging trade with our largest partner and putting jobs in this country at risk.

“The only way to solve the issue of the Irish border, as well as to protect our economy, is to stay in the Customs Union and the Single Market. Parliament will have its say on this, whether the Government wants it to or not.”

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