No one mentioned the EU’s customs union during the referendum campaign. An article in the Financial Times on 26th July stating that Dr Liam Fox had pressed Mrs May that we must leave the EU’s customs union was the first instance of it being brought to our attention.
This has led to a degreee of confusion. Firstly, what exactly is it? Secondly, how does it differ from the Single Market? The latter issue is particularly important as the two have been confused.
For anyone who is unclear on this subject, this précis of the latest Leave Alliance monograph explains the subject in a clear and straightforward way. You can also download it from the Brexit DVDs, Books and Monographs page of our website.