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Crawford Falconer, the UK's Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser, has privately expressed anger over Theresa May's draft Brexit deal, multiple sources say.
May reportedly secures ‘secret’ Brexit concessions to keep whole of UK in a customs union — killing the Irish backstop problem
According to the Sunday Times, May's plans are likely to appease all wings of the Conservative Party, and could even appeal to some Labour MPs.
Labour party whips in the House of Lords believe the Trade Bill represents the best chance of forcing the government into negotiating post-Brexit customs union with the European Union.
Theresa May avoided an embarrassing defeat on an amendment seeking to keep Britain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit by 307 votes to 301.
Civil servants and analysts tell Business Insider that the International Trade Secretary's future is in doubt.
Why Britain could be heading for a 'Brexit in Name Only'
The UK government saw off amendments which would have forced Theresa May to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union and the single market. More key Brexit votes will take place in the next few weeks.
Former UK Chancellor Alistair Darling says Britain must ignore ‘little Englanders’ and back a soft Brexit
"I've always been in favour of an open trading relationship with Europe, and indeed the rest of the world. I can't see how you could work without a customs union," the former Chancellor of the Excheque told Business Insider in late May.
MPs in the House of Commons will today and Wednesday vote on a number of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The ones to look out for are the amendments on customs, the European Economic Area, and a meaningful vote. Here's why.
The UK parliament's Brexit committee has urged Theresa May to keep Britain in the EU's customs unions until an alternative customs arrangement is in place and ready to go, in a new report published on Thursday.