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Crawford Falconer, UK Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser.

The UK’s chief trade negotiation adviser could quit ‘any day’ over Theresa May’s Brexit deal

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 peer Andrew Adonis.

The House of Lords is preparing for a Brexit showdown over the customs union

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

Theresa May narrowly avoids major Brexit defeat on vote to stay in a customs 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.
Prime Minister Theresa May and Liam Fox

Liam Fox’s future in doubt as Theresa May prepares for the ‘softest possible’ Brexit

Civil servants and analysts tell Business Insider that the International Trade Secretary's future is in doubt.

Theresa May wins key Brexit votes as Jeremy Corbyn suffers huge Labour rebellion

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.
Alistair Darling

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.
Britain's Secretary of State for Leave the EU David Davis leaves number 10 Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in London, November 29, 2016.

Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit bill showdown

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.
Brexit committee chair, Hilary Benn MP.

Theresa May told to keep Britain in the customs union indefinitely after Brexit

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.