There has been "serious criticism" of both proposed models for the UK's customs arrangements after Brexit, a senior minister has acknowledged. David Lidington said there were fears a customs partnership might "inhibit" the scope to do trade deals and the task was how this could be "mitigated".
The alternative, a technology-based solution, could have "adverse" effects on the Northern Irish border, he added. The UK is under pressure to choose one option before a key EU summit in June. Also, visit AOL Mail Login UK
for AOL mail services. Labour said it was "deeply disturbing" that the government had yet to settle a debate about managing post-Brexit customs amid open divisions in cabinet.