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British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

“I trust the Prime Minister. She has said on so many occasions that she will take us out of the customs union,” Jacob Rees-Mogg said.  

It would be “bizarre” for British prime minister Theresa May to retreat from her stance on taking the UK out of the customs union, the Eurosceptic Con(...)

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg denied that Brexiteers had given Theresa May an ultimatum on customs arrangements with EU. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has postponed a decision on Britain’s future customs relationship with the European Union, asking officials to draw up revised proposals a(...)

Theresa May’s ‘Brexit war cabinet’ is meeting on Wednesday to try to thrash out a way forward on the divisive issue of customs arrangements after Britain leaves the European Union. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Pool via Reuters.

Theresa May’s “Brexit war cabinet” is meeting on Wednesday to try to thrash out a way forward on the divisive issue of customs arrangements after Brit(...)

British prime minister Theresa May arrives for a visit to Brooklands Primary School in Sale, near Manchester, on Monday as part of the Conservative Party’s local election campaign. Photograph: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

Five years after her arrival in parliament, Amber Rudd was given the UK energy department to run. Her credentials for such a strategic role in a $2.9 (...)

The new British home secretary, Sajid Javid, was a half-hearted remain voter and just last weekend he suggested that remaining in a customs union would be a betrayal of the referendum vote. Photograph: PA Wire

The appointment of Sajid Javid as British home secretary, following the resignation of Amber Rudd on Sunday night, will strengthen the hard Brexiteers(...)

Sajid Javid stands outside the Home Office after being named home secretary. Photograph: REUTERS/Toby Melville

Sajid Javid’s appointment as home secretary following Amber Rudd’s resignation shifts the balance within Theresa May’s cabinet towards a harder versio(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  . Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares steadied on Tuesday as a batch of company updates failed to set a clear trend and chipmakers were weighed down by a warning of a down(...)

Disused customs post at the Border  in Armagh. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government has responded cautiously to the prospect of a new customs partnership arrangement proposed by the British prime minister as a way of av(...)

The Irish Border near Dundalk, Co Louth.  Some importers are sceptical about Mrs May’s current favoured option of a customs partnership using futuristic technology to track goods

The UK prime minister Theresa May is stepping up plans to tackle the Irish Border question in Brexit talks through an audacious customs scheme once de(...)

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