“Yes and no, Minister”

Are senior officials within the Treasury still attempting to promote as public policy remaining within some sort of customs union with the EU27? The mandarins would know how to do this because it is what they were doing in the months leading up to the Referendum in June 2016.

Is this a conspiracy theory? And if it is should it be dismissed for that reason? If a conspiracy exists then one needs a theory in order to explain it.

Well done for standing your ground, Mr Rees-Mogg. It’s a pity Mr Baker couldn’t do the same.

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