The UK’s top trade negotiator has said he will not have a job if the UK stays in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.
In an exclusive interview, Crawford Falconer, the Department of International Trade’s Chief Trade Negotations Advisor told the Daily Telegraph that he would be redundant if the UK were unable to pursue a fully independent trade policy. This was something he believed to be impossible within any kind of customs union.
The remarks come amid continued political tension over the future customs relationship the UK will have with its largest trading partner once it quits the EU.
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