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And here’s a blog on the possibility of customs union membership being extended from the BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg. And here’s an extract.
No 10 is strikingly adamant that their goal is making one of their plans work so that the backstop is not required and, importantly, the PM can avoid a huge hit to her political credibility.
She has said more times than I can remember that the UK is leaving the customs union and won’t be in “a” customs union.
Theresa May has held a meeting with Donald Tusk, president of the European council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, at the EU meeting in Sofia this morning.