I agree with Boris Johnson on customs. Am I crazy?

I agree with Boris Johnson on customs. Am I crazy?

It looks increasingly likely that there won’t be a transitional agreement, let alone a future customs deal ahead of Brexit, which means we must prepare for utter chaos next March

I found myself agreeing with Boris Johnson when he described as crazy a plan for future customs arrangements between Britain and the EU. He thought it too bureaucratic and a stumbling block for future free trade deals.

The plan, which was apparently seriously considered by Theresa May’s government last week, is indeed crazy, but not for Johnson’s reasons. The so-called “customs partnership” would fall at the first hurdle: it would never be acceptable to the...

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