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Liam Fox says that staying in a permanent customs arrangement with the EU would "not be delivering Brexit". The international trade secretary said he did not believe the UK could have an independent trade policy if it stayed in a customs union. Discussions between Theresa May and opposition parties are ongoing after her Brexit plan was overwhelmingly defeated in a vote earlier this week. And a number of parties have been making the case for a customs union. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who wants the UK to be in a permanent customs union, has so far refused to take part in the talks until the prime minister rules out the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal. Mrs May says ruling ou... Full story

18 January