Mogg calls in Dutch customs expert to help create alternative Brexit plan

A group of Tory MPs lead by Jacob Rees-Mogg have hired a trade expert from the Netherlands to help create an alternative Brexit plan to the Prime Minister’s.

The ERG is drawing up a plan to show there is another Brexit option to Chequers, and are using ex-President of the Dutch customs association Hans Maessen to solve some of the toughest issues.

The hardline Brexit blueprint is due to be released before the Conservative Party Conference and is to be backed by former Brexit Secretary David Davis.

Leaver MPs want a Canada style Free Trade Deal with the EU, which would give the UK full control over regulations and our laws.

The Dutch expert is working out how to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland whilst not tieing the UK to the customs union.

The sooner May ditches Chequers the better.