UK Economics

Brexit Watch

8 June, 2018

Irish border issue looks set to tie Government’s hands

The EU has shunned the Government’s backstop proposal for the whole of the UK to remain in the EU’s customs territory at the end of the transition period. It seems to us that this forces the Government into a straight choice between accepting the need for checks on goods moving between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, or remaining in the Customs Union permanently after Brexit.

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