U. K. Foreign Minister Boris Johnson declined to say whether he would resign if Parliament forced the Prime Minister to remain in the Customs Union with the European Union after Brexit. On the sidelines of a Group of Seven meeting on Monday in Toronto, Johnson. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…95&Itemid=55 […] can stay in its role if the United Kingdom remains in a customs union.
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"As you know, the EU does not mean we are leaving Europe," he said. "That means we need to change our relationship with the EU institutions, and that means very clearly that we are leaving the Customs Union, the Internal Market."
Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to avert a cabinet revolt amid fears of Eurosceptic Tories that she will break her promise to take the UK out of the European Union's trade regime. The inner circle of May believes that she may be forced to accept the EU Customs Union residence because Parliament will withdraw her plan if the issue comes to a vote in the lower house, said one official.
Minister is very clear that we will leave the Customs Union and that we will have the freedom to make our own trade agreements, "May's spokesman James Slack told reporters Monday when he was asked about Johnson's comments.