The Speaker
Wednesday, 24 July 2024 – 21:49

PM accepts amendments to Customs Bill

Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted the amendments of Customs Bill put forward by Tory Brexiteers.

Mrs May has been accused of “caving in” to their demands which pertain to the trading agreement between UK and EU borders after Brexit is fully implemented. 

The UK is due to leave the EU officially in March 2019.

She argued that the amendments to the plan were consistent with the Chequers deal.

The four amendments to the plan include: removing the tariff imposed by the UK on EU member states given the members reciprocate and eliminating a border in the Irish Sea.

Some Tory MPs such as Heidi Allen and Anna Soubry and a Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, have disagreed with May’s spokesperson and stated that the new amendments were not consistent with the Chequers plan but instead undermined it. 

The prime minister denied their statements and said
“I would not have gone through all the work that I did to ensure that we reached that agreement only to see it changed in some way through these bills.

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