EU expert Darren McCaffrey suggested the European Union could agree to re-open negotiations with the British Government if MPs express support for staying in the customs union. Parliament is to hold a second round of indicative votes on Monday evening to test whether the chamber can reach a majority on a Brexit option. Speaker of the House John Bercow selected four motions for MPs to vote on, including a new customs union, the so-called Common Market 2.0, a second referendum and revoking Article 50 if no deal can be reached by April 12.
The Euronews reporter suggested the customs union could facilitate renegotiations as the proposal would be a clear and tested option.
Mr McCaffrey said: "The question about the customs union is that – first of all, we know what a customs union is.
"it is kind of a free pact, in a sense, it does mean they could change the political declaration quickly, which may suit the UK, but also suit Europe.
"I’m trying to work on the timeline of choreography if Britain did opt for this in the next couple of days, whether that means something can be delivered by the end of next week."
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Brexit news: McCaffrey suggested the EU would agree to renegotiate if a customs union is agreed (Image: GETTY•EURONEWS)
Mr McCaffrey added: "It would ultimately mean Britain can still leave the European Union and not take