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The UK government has voted on, and passed, an amendment bill to the latest Brexit strategy proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May, and the details of the amendment may make it harder for the UK to negotiate an easy split from the EU.

Key highlights

No customs border for Northern Ireland.

No fast track capacity to create a new customs union.

The UK will be forced to leave the VAT regime.

Limited capacity for the EU to collect tariff revenue without reciprocity.