Number 10 lobby briefing on customs union, breast cancer and Bercow

Posted On: 
3rd May 2018

Here is a summary of this morning's lobby briefing by the Prime Minister's official spokesman.

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CUSTOMS UNION

Following reports that senior Cabinet figures are still at loggerheads over the issue, the spokesman insisted that Theresa May was confident an agreement would be reached.  

He told reporters: “Both of the options that we have put forward are serious propositions.

“It will take time to get it right but we are absolutely confident that we can agree solutions that work for all the parties involved.”

Asked if the Government would attempt to overturn the latest changes made to the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords designed to prevent a hard Northern Irish border, he said: “We will look at each amendment in turn and we’ll respond closer to the time.”