Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has come out strongly against any EU plan that would keep the UK inside an EU Customs Union for years to come without an end date, as has been rumoured.
In a stance that seems far stronger than what Theresa May herself seems to be contemplating, Raab told ITV News of such a situation: “It would have to finite, it would have to short, and it would have to be I think time-limited in order for it to be supported here.
“What we cannot do is see the United Kingdom locked in via the back door to a Customs Union arrangement which would leave us in an indefinite limbo.
“That would not be leaving the EU.”
NEW: Brexit Sec insists a NI backstop has to be 'time-limited', 'short' and cannot leave us in 'indefinite limbo', as 'that would not be leaving the EU'. Significantly stronger than Downing Street simply saying it should be 'temporary' this morning. pic.twitter.com/6hIuLOoX32
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) October 12, 2018
Will he have to end up resigning against the Prime Minister’s plan?