PressTV-MPs urge May to drop EU customs partnership option

Senior British lawmakers have delivered an ultimatum to Prime Minister Theresa May over one of the government’s post-Brexit customs options.

The MPs, who support Brexit, demanded May drops a proposal for a customs partnership with the European Union once it leaves the bloc, according to a report by BBC on Wednesday.

They said the partnership, which is one of two proposed options that May’s government has put forward on customs, would make meaningful trade deals “impossible.”

The legislators also added that the plan would render the British International Trade Department obsolete, according to a 30-page document passed to the BBC.

There will be a key meeting of the Brexit sub-committee on Wednesday, but the issue is expected to split the meeting and have long-term implications for the government.

“I think we’ll have a useful first discussion today, but then I’d expect we’d come to a conclusion over the next few weeks,” Minister for the…

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