Government should not back option if MPs choose it in indicative votes, minister says

The idea of Brexit based on a customs union is “incredibly problematic”, Liz Truss has said, as Theresa May faces increasingly open cabinet splits before a new round of indicative votes which could point the way towards a softer departure.

With MPs expected to vote on Monday evening on some of the eight tabled proposals, the chief secretary to the Treasury said she vehemently opposed the idea of the government backing a customs union if MPs voted for the option.

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