Blue passports have already cost £721 per person - Brake
Responding to news that blue passports will make a comeback following Brexit, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson, said:
“Brexit means the cost of flights going up, holidays becoming more expensive and UK citizens losing the right to live and work freely in Europe. But at least we get a blue passport.
Cable on Adonis resignation: Conservative hard Brexit pushed a good man to quit - but Lib Dems will work with him to stop government recklessness
Lord Andrew Adonis has resigned as the government's infrastructure tsar because of the Conservatives' mishandling of Brexit.
Responding, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:
"Lord Adonis is one of the most thoughtful politicians around. This is why he has so many friends and political admirers beyond the Labour Party.
Letter from UK business leaders shows need for clarity and certainty - Cable
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.
Delays to EU Withdrawal Bill make Southern Rail look punctual
Responding to reports the EU Withdrawal Bill will be delayed again, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“The delays to this Bill make Southern Rail look punctual.
Conservatives are not taking border force seriously
The National Audit Office report on the UK border that was released today shows:
Over the past four years the Border Force workforce has reduced by 4%.(Page 24)
If the existing entry regime for non-EEA nationals is extended to all EEA arrivals, UK Visas and Immigration will need to make 230% more decisions a year.(Page 27)
If customs declarations are required for trade between the UK and the existing EU, HMRC estimates that the total number of customs declarations could increase by around 360.(Page 27)