Brexit vote: Government defeats EU customs union bid

The government has survived an attempt by pro-EU Conservative MPs to change its post-Brexit trade strategy.

The government has survived an attempt by pro-EU Conservative MPs to change its post-Brexit trade strategy.

The MPs wanted the UK to join a customs union if it does not agree a free-trade deal with the EU.

But the government, which says a customs union would stop it striking new trade deals, won by 307 to 301.

Ahead of the vote, Tory MPs were told a defeat would lead to a vote of no confidence in the government, sources told the BBC's John Pienaar.

The government did,...
source: BBC

2018-07-17 21:20
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