How far would the UK go to secure an all-UK customs backstop?
Following reports the EU is pursuing "level playing field" commitments as part of the Irish backstop, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar considers what the UK government might accept to obtain a UK-wide customs arrangement.
According to a leaked letter seen by The Times, the EU’s original Northern Ireland-specific backstop is still in play. This proposal would see Northern Ireland alone remain part of the EU’s customs territory and regulatory area in the event no future UK-EU deal is reached.
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