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Jul 16, 2018

Tory Eurosceptics say they have 'killed off' Theresa May's Brexit compromise after she backs down The Telegraph News

telegraph.co.uk

Tory Eurosceptics say they have 'killed off' Theresa May's Brexit compromise after she backs down

Jack Maidment, Political Correspondent Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor


Theresa May has bowed to the demands of Tory Eurosceptics by accepting amendments which they believe will will off the Prime Minister's Brexit plans.
The Government confirmed that it is accepting four amendments to the Customs bill, including one which would stop the UK from collecting duties on behalf of the EU post-Brexit unless it agrees to do the same.
Tory Eurosceptics believe that the amendment will "kill off" the Prime Minister's Chequer's compromise because Brussels will not be prepared to collect tariffs on behalf of the UK.
However Downing Street insisted that the deal was not dead and that the amendments are "compatible" with the Prime Minister's Brexit paper.