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UK negligent in failure to stop customs fraud, says senior EU lawyer

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Non-binding opinion says UK allowed criminal gangs to flood Europe with cheap Chinese-made clothes A senior EU lawyer has concluded that the British government was negligent in its failure to tackle customs fraud that allowed criminal gangs to flood European markets with cheap Chinese-made clothes and shoes. The non-binding opinion from a European court of justice legal expert does not recommend any penalty, but bolsters the position of Brussels authorities who have demanded the UK pay €2bn (£1.71bn) in compensation to the EU budget.
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