Anne Main questions the Government on the cost of staying in the EU customs union after 2020

22nd October 2018

Following the Government statement on the additional costs of staying in the EU customs union after 2020, Anne Main asks the Minister what incentive the EU has to give us a good deal if they think they will be better off if they can delay the agreement.

Can my hon. Friend inform me why he thinks that there is any incentive for the EU to give us a good deal if they think that by dragging their heels they can drag us into being obliged to pay extra money to them?

There is no expectation that this Government will seek to pay more money to the EU. We are in negotiation, as has been set out. We have made considerable progress. We have a small number of items to resolve, but the intention is to get the best possible deal for the British taxpayer in the national interest.

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