Labour Brexit chief says party wants new customs union with EU




February 25, 2018 | By ANDREW MACASKILL –

Britain’s opposition Labour party will back staying in a new customs union with the European Union, its Brexit policy chief said – a move that would smooth the path of commerce with the bloc but limit Britain’s ability to strike free trade deals with other countries.

Keir Starmer said on Sunday his party had agreed that if it wins power it should negotiate to create a new customs union with the bloc.

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