The Telegraph reports that Theresa May has been warned by some of Europe’s biggest businesses that “time is running out” and that a free trade deal after Brexit must be as “frictionless as with a customs union”.
The Prime Minister met the European Round Table of Industrialists in Downing Street for discussions about future customs arrangements with the EU. The business leaders, who included the chairman of Volvo, BP, Nestle and BMW, said that they need “clarify and certainty”, adding that “uncertainty causes less investment”.
In the meantime the Guardian reports that a grassroots group of Jeremy Corbyn supporters and trade unions is to launch a major UK speaking tour, billed as the leftwing campaign to remain in the EU.
The Left Against Brexit tour will attempt to persuade Corbyn and his allies of the leftwing case for a pro-EU position and will argue that the party can reap electoral benefits from a shift.