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Brexit backstop plan is calculated risk - Geoffrey Cox

The UK would be "indefinitely committed" to EU customs rules if Brexit trade talks broke down, the chief law officer has said.But Geoffrey Cox said it would not be in either side's political interests to allow that to happen.The attorney general said it was a "calculated risk" and "I do not believe we will be trapped in it permanently".Labour accused him of "hiding" the full legal advice on the Brexit deal "for fear of the political consequences".It came after Mr Cox published an overview of his legal advice on Brexit, which he described to MPs as a "commentary".Live: Attorney General's statement Gove fears MPs could back referendum Another referendum 'may be PM's only option' How MPs Brexit debate and vote will work Brexit: A real ...