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PAC report warns of customs chaos after Brexit – Lib Dems

by Steve Beasant on 14 November, 2017

Leaving the EU without a new customs system in place would be ‘catastrophic,’ a report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned.

The report warns that failure to put a new system in place could lead to “huge disruption for businesses, “massive queues at Dover” and “food being left to rot in trucks at the border.”

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

“This report exposes the major threat Brexit poses to our ports, businesses and food supply.

“Thousands of businesses risk being left in the lurch because of the extreme Brexit this government has chosen.

“We were promised £350m for the NHS, instead ministers will have to spend millions setting up a new customs system to avoid chaos at our borders.

“As the true cost of Brexit becomes apparent, it’s clear the British people must be given the final say with the choice to stay in the EU.”

Notes

The full Public Accounts Committee report: ‘Brexit and the future of Customs,’ can be found here

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