so Davis is literally at this point lying or hyper, hyper inept. or both. there are literally no other options.
have realised, really, that far more than May or even Boris, Davis is the embodiment of everything fucked with this whole thing.
Benn asks a final question.
Q: Did the government undertake an assessment of leaving the customs union before the cabinet took that decision?
Not a quantitative one, no, says Davis.
Q: Isn’t that extraordinary?
No, says Davis. He says the range of different outcomes it too wide. Some free trade agreements have been very effective, and others haven’t. Ministers had to take a judgment. That is what thy did, he says.