Commenting on the letter from UK business leaders to David Davis calling for a Brexit transition deal, Vince Cable, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:
“Uncertainty is toxic for business and is already having a serious effect on investment.
"When the government plays negotiating games by threatening to crash out of Europe it is not taking account of the fact that it is spooking business investors.
"The business lobbies are pleading for clarity and certainty and not getting it. They are hoping for a prolonged transition as part of a negotiated Brexit. But the government cant and won’t focus on that objective let alone what happens after the transition.”