Anneliese Dodds – 2020 Comments on “Smuggler’s Charter”

The comments made by Anneliese Dodds, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 10 December 2020.

Today the Government traded away the security and safety of UK trade by pushing through new customs rules that are tantamount to a smuggler’s charter.

This comes on top of failures to deal with a range of business-critical issues that have repeatedly been raised with Government, from rules of origin to systems still not being ready with just days to go till we leave the transition period.

The Government’s desperate, last-ditch attempt to avoid gridlock at our ports could have been avoided if it had acted responsibly and taken action earlier.