Customs duties

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 20th December 2017.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 6:30 pm, 20th December 2017

Members who read this year’s Labour manifesto—it was very readable—will know that it was very clear that we had accepted the result, that the British people wanted to leave, and that we were going to leave the customs union and the single market. For once in my life, I am not the rebel on the Labour Benches; the rebels are sitting on my right. I genuinely cannot understand how progressive people who believe in equality, fairness and justice can support—