Boris Johnson tears into Prime Minister's "crazy" customs plan

11 May, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • Theresa May

Brexiteers want May to agree to a streamlined customs arrangement in which new technology and "trusted trader" schemes minimise the need for checks on goods at the border between the United Kingdom and Ireland.

"We realise the urgency".

Clark said: "Of course business wants certainty".

But Tories who want to keep the United Kingdom inside the customs union are plotting to join the opposition Labour Party to defeat May in a crucial vote on the issue that could come later this month.

Businesses would claim back any tariff rebates from the Government if the goods stayed in the UK.

The UK would collect tariffs set by the EU customs union on goods coming into the UK on behalf of the EU.

Thank you for your feedback.

Mr Clark said it could be a case of implementing a new customs arrangement "as soon as you can do", as he highlighted the threat to potentially thousands of jobs of additional border checks.

Clark said it would take time for the new arrangements to be sorted out. He is someone who will do the right thing for Ireland.

How to make Britain's new border with the European Union "as frictionless as possible" when it leaves the bloc is becoming a headache. "Goods could then flow freely from Britain to the rest of the European Union and across the Irish border without further tariffs or rules of origin checks", says the Financial Times.

With May facing a series of crunch Commons votes MPs on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill this month, Grieve warned: "I'm going to put country before party on this matter".

Humbled by public support, Warner focuses on family
Smith is expected to be back in the Australian side for the 2019 World Cup but would not be allowed to resume the position of captain for the mega event.

In election manifesto, Erdogan vows new military campaigns
Referring to the country's new constitution, he said: "In this new democratic system, stability will become permanent". " Turkey will be even more attractive to investors", the president said.

Socceroo helps ensure Brighton's Premier League survival
The club's chairman Tony Bloom said: "When we finally got to the Premier League , it was about nights like tonight". "I don't think he wants to be stuck on the touchline but he's not going to get that at Manchester United ".

Eurosceptics have urged Mrs May to drop the proposal for a "customs partnership" which they fear would tie the United Kingdom too closely to Brussels.

Elsewhere, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also risked unrest within his party over Labour's position on Brexit ahead of a Lords vote on the issue.

"The party must pick sides", he said.

Main Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg mentioned immediately it was one other instance of "Mission Concern" taking up once more.

The new round in the increasingly bitter battle over Britain's future relations with Europe was triggered by the business secretary setting out how devastating customs checks would be for major employers such as the auto industry.

"We have a very successful one in North Wales, but there are choices as to whether that should be located on the Continent". "So this requirement to do what it takes to get that frictionless - minimum of frictions, is something that we've made a public commitment to and we need to make sure that we get that right".

But Remainers in the cabinet have hit back in recent days, with Business Secretary Greg Clark insisting that the idea remained "on the table" and would minimise border disruption and job losses.

Downing Street delays further discussion of the issue at Cabinet as officials seek a compromise. Rees-Mogg, who heads the European Research Group, immediately claimed "project fear" was being revived.

What is a customs union?

May's Cabinet is split between ministers including Johnson who favor a clean-break "hard Brexit", which would leave Britain freer to strike new trade deals around the world, and those including Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond who want to keep closely aligned to the EU, Britain's biggest trading partner.

Recommended:

  • Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber "Is Convinced" He'll Get Back Together with Selena Gomez

    The performer wore a floor-length ruffled gown with silk gauze and hand-pleated frills, and carried a turnlock-style handbag. C'mon! I know it's a millionaire deal with Coach but still.
    Man Preliminary Socceroos World Cup Squad Announced

    Man Preliminary Socceroos World Cup Squad Announced

    Van Marwijk will trim his squad down to 26 next week before the Socceroos head overseas to Turkey for a 20 day camp. Striker Jamie Maclaren was also recalled after some strong performances for Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.
    Ant-Man And The Wasp Official Trailer: It Takes Two

    Ant-Man And The Wasp Official Trailer: It Takes Two

    The sequel stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly , taking on the roles of Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp respectively. Bill Foster ( Laurence Fishburne ).
  • Windows Timeline is coming to Android in the Microsoft Launcher

    Windows Timeline is coming to Android in the Microsoft Launcher

    Diane Bryant, a former Intel executive who is now at Google's cloud, told Wired that Microsoft was the reason Intel bought Altera. Sets will allow you to open multiple instances of your apps in tabs, just like you would use your browser.

    Stephen Curry To Start Game 3 Against Pelicans

    I really disliked the rushed and out of rhythm shots that plagued the Pelicans , especially in the first half of that game. The C's have enough to put up an epic fight, but ultimately, the Sixers will " raise the cat " as they win the series.
    Lava Spews From Vent in Hawaii's Leilani Estates After Kilauea Volcano Erupts

    Lava Spews From Vent in Hawaii's Leilani Estates After Kilauea Volcano Erupts

    The homes at risk are in a subdivision near the town of Pahoa. "Lava did not travel more than a few m (yards) from the fissure". Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has also closed off access to about 15,688 acres, which run from the Puu Oo vent to the ocean.
  • 'Bullying others': Iranian FM slams USA  over its handling of nuclear deal

    'Bullying others': Iranian FM slams USA over its handling of nuclear deal

    USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the files provided proof that the Obama-era nuclear deal was "built on lies". Technically, Trump must decide by May 12 whether to renew "waivers" suspending some of the USA sanctions on Iran.
    American Gods season two goes into production, will premiere in 2019

    American Gods season two goes into production, will premiere in 2019

    The fans will get to see a lot of familiar characters on the show, as the war between the Old gods and the New gods starts. Just the fact that, despite some speedbumps, a second season is still happening and is now in production is great news.
    Carmelo Anthony on OKC Thunder's trade list this offseason

    Carmelo Anthony on OKC Thunder's trade list this offseason

    As he was walking out of his final media availability of the season, Thunder general manager Sam Presti told a story. Anthony, 33, struggled in his role as the third option on a team featuring Russell Westbrook and George.
  • Ajinkya Rahane to captain for inaugural Test against Afghanistan

    Ajinkya Rahane to captain for inaugural Test against Afghanistan

    READ: 44 for England tour, former cricketers stumped! He was part of India's 50-over squad during the South Africa tour. Incidentally, the last Test match that he played was against Australia at Dharamasala in March, last year.
    Albert Pujols: The Legend of the Machine

    Albert Pujols: The Legend of the Machine

    The Mariners believed they had a shot at landing the Japanese star last off-season, only to see him choose a division rival. Pujols is the second player to collect his 3,000th hit in Seattle after Rafael Palmeiro's double in 2005 at Safeco Field.
    Boy Scouts name change to

    Boy Scouts name change to "Scouts BSA" effective next year

    We sponsored award breakfasts for the athletes and other support activities for the benefit of both the boys and girls. Smith said it totally changes the dynamic of the Boy scouts. "How do you manage these strategic tensions?" she asked.


Popular

California to mandate solar panels on new homes
A KB Home official said his firm has built more than 6,000 solar homes in the past seven years, mostly in California. Buildings with roofs that are too undersized for standard solar systems are debarred from the projected standards.

Delhi, UP, Haryana Brace For Thunderstorms Today
"Normal movement of trains will be restored once the wind speed is less then 85kmph for continuous five minutes", the DMRC said. Keep away from doors, windows, fireplaces, stoves, bath-tubs, or any other electrical charge conductors", the advisory stated.

Britons set to sizzle in record-breaking Bank Holiday heat
The record highest temperature for May is 32.8C (91F) which was recorded in 1922 and 1944. Cloudier over Northern Ireland and Scotland with some patchy light rain at times".

Here's How Tiger Woods Shot Friday
Peter Malnati is the surprise halfway leader at the Wells Fargo Championship after the big names all struggled in Charlotte . Tiger Woods' putter continued to let him down in Friday's second round of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte , N.C.

Matt Harvey's notable highs and lows with the Mets
He relieved Jason Vargas with NY trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning and gave up Ozzie Albies' three-run homer in a five-run seventh. Last season, he was 5-7 with a career-worst 6.70 ERA, and missed 2 1/2 months with a stress fracture in his scapula.

Cambridge Analytica to file for bankruptcy
In a statement, Cambridge Analytica said it would immediately cease operations and bankruptcy proceedings would soon begin. That very day Cambridge Analytica's former chief data officer Alexander Tayler replaced Nix as Emerdata's new director.

Sanctions force Russia to cut defence spending
The decrease in Africa was its third consecutive annual fall in military spending, while that in Europe was the first since 2013. Because of what is perceived as a growing threat from Russian Federation , military spending in Europe increased in 2017.

Primary Election set for May 8
That includes a relatively unusual Libertarian primary in Congressional District 4 between Barbara Howe and Scerry Perry Whitlock. The rest of the candidates have no primary opponent, and some face no Democratic challenger in August either.

Chinese Foreign Minister Hold Talks With N. Korean Counterpart in Pyongyang
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday, Moon said he wants the U.N.to observe the closure of the Punggy-ri test site. During a telephone call with U.N.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Earns "Sell" Rating from BMO Capital Markets
Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its holdings in shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb by 6.7% during the fourth quarter. The business had revenue of $5.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.25 billion.