April 4, 2019 / 6:55 AM / 3 months ago

May's deal preferable than a customs union - minister

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s health minister said it was in the national interest to deliver the prime minister’s Brexit deal rather than a customs union, as proposed by opposition Labour after the two sides started talks to try to break a deadlock over Brexit.

“It is in the national interest to deliver the prime minister’s deal rather than a customs union, and I’ve talked in public about the problems with a customs union, but I do want to see an outcome to these talks so we deliver Brexit,” Hancock told BBC television on Thursday.

Reporting by Paul Sandle. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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