Uk Dismisses Report That It Could Stay In Customs Union After 2021


LONDON – A source in Theresa May’s Downing Street office has dismissed a media report saying that Britain would tell Brussels it was prepared to stay in the European Union’s customs union beyond 2021.

May’s ministers are deadlocked over a future deal with the bloc and the Telegraph newspaper said Britain could stay aligned with the customs union if technology needed to operate borders was not ready in time for 2021, when a transition period after Brexit ends.

“We agreed in December and in March to a backstop but the proposal put forward by the EU is completely unacceptable,” the person familiar with the situation said.

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