Flanagan fears Britain may quit customs deal

Govt hoping for Brexit deal that causes the least possible disruption

31st July, 2016
Charlie Flanagan Pic: RollingNews.ie

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has expressed concern about the call from British cabinet minister Liam Fox to leave the EU’s customs union. It would increase the prospects of a hard border between North and South, with intrusive customs checks being required by the EU on goods being imported and exported.

Flanagan said he was concerned about any suggestion that Britain would leave the EU’s customs union. “I do have to say,...

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