Tonight the Government’s Trade Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons, with 313 voting in favour and 280 against. An amendment to the bill proposed by Ian Murray aimed at keeping the UK in the Customs Union was not successful.
Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The Government are still pretending that we can have the exact same benefits outside of the Customs Union that we enjoy as members.
“Ministers refuse to present evidence about how new trade deals will make up for the economic hit of leaving the Single Market and Customs Union. Because there isn’t any.
“As the costs of leaving the Customs Union become clear, the British public have every right to keep an open mind about whether the Brexit being delivered matches up to the one that was promised.”