customs union

The pros and cons of leaving the EU customs union
David Davis, Boris Johnson and Theresa May
In Depth

The pros and cons of leaving the EU customs union

Government sources say May is set to change her stance on joining so-called ‘customs arrangement' with the bloc
3 May 2019
Brexit glossary: from max fac to Chequers
Will the government's concessions save it from defeat?
In Depth

Brexit glossary: from max fac to Chequers

The Week's guide to all the jargon you need to know as the UK gets set to exit the EU
15 Oct 2018
HMRC boss ‘received death threats’ over Brexit cost
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In Brief

HMRC boss ‘received death threats’ over Brexit cost

Jon Thompson says he faced ‘very significant personal consequences’ after warning that customs plan could cost £20bn
12 Oct 2018
Theresa May survives knife-edge customs union vote
Cardboard cutouts of Tory Brexit rebels outside parliament last month
In Brief

Theresa May survives knife-edge customs union vote

Threats and bribes win the day, but government loses unexpected vote on EU medicines regulation
18 Jul 2018
Will Theresa May’s ‘third way’ customs plan work?
Theresa May at last week's European Council summit
In Brief

Will Theresa May’s ‘third way’ customs plan work?

EU dismisses prime minister's Brexit proposals as ‘unrealistic’
3 Jul 2018
Brexit: will Britain’s bid for independence fail?
Theresa May
In Depth

Brexit: will Britain’s bid for independence fail?

May averts cabinet crisis but doubts remain about UK’s ability to return to sovereign rule
7 Jun 2018
What is Theresa May's customs partnership plan?
David Davis, Boris Johnson and Theresa May
In Depth

What is Theresa May's customs partnership plan?

Boris Johnson dismisses proposal as ‘crazy’
8 May 2018

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Leave areas ‘will take biggest hit from Brexit’
Areas in the north east of England, such as around the Redcar steelworks, voted overwhelmingly for Brexit
In Brief

Leave areas ‘will take biggest hit from Brexit’

Theresa May proposes ‘clean break’ with EU after transition, despite troubling government analysis
9 Feb 2018
Brexit ‘war cabinet’ prepares for battle
David Davis, Philip Hammond and Boris Johnson (L-R)
In Brief

Brexit ‘war cabinet’ prepares for battle

Soft and hard Brexiters go head-to-head today to decide Britain’s post-EU future
7 Feb 2018
Theresa May edges closer to Brexit ‘no deal’
Theresa May leaves Downing Street on her way to address the Commons
In Brief

Theresa May edges closer to Brexit ‘no deal’

Prime Minister tells EU nations the ‘ball is in their court’ on trade deal
10 Oct 2017
Brexit: How a 'temporary customs union' might work
Ships in harbour at Aberdeen
In Depth

Brexit: How a 'temporary customs union' might work

Business groups welcome proposals that mean continuity for several years - but Brexiters may have doubts
15 Aug 2017
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