April 11, 2019 / 11:32 AM / 4 months ago

May willing to talk about an EU customs union - minister

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to hold a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is willing to discuss a possible customs union with the European Union in talks with the opposition Labour Party to end the Brexit impasse, a government minister was quoted as saying.

“The government is certainly willing to discuss a customs union, but a customs union would require to command a majority of support in parliament,” Scottish Secretary David Mundell told the Daily Telegraph.

Mundell, who was speaking after May secured another extension to Brexit, declined to say whether a second referendum had been considered in the talks with Labour.

Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Kate Holton

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