Another lie the Brexiteers sold Britain
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Brexiteers said we would 'get back control of our borders' after leaving the EU – but it appears that might not quite be the case.
It now seems that Whitehall is floating the idea of not imposing border checks after Brexit if there is no agreement about customs arrangements.
This would solve the problem of tailbacks at crossings and the thorny issue of the Irish border of course – but it is hardly what the Leavers were telling us would occur in their Brexit Utopia.
Remainer campaigner MP Chuka Umunna said: 'It is extraordinary that a government that says it aims to 'take back control' has admitted it is not even going to try to control the transfer of goods across our borders.
'This is another broken promise from the referendum, but it is the most serious yet.
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'If it becomes a 'third country' outside the EU's customs union, the UK will almost certainly be under legal obligations to mount customs checks at its border.'
What a mess.
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- 8 Brexiteer Prue Leith quits Tory Party after government votes down motion to protect UK food standards
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