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)
113 days since Article 50 triggered and still no progress in Brexit talks
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said there remains a "fundamental divergence" with the government over the rights of EU nationals in the UK, following talks this week.
The Great Repeal Bill is a political nightmare that could end Theresa May's premiership
Following on from Liberal Democrat warnings that the passage of the Great Repeal Bill would be ‘hell’ and the government’s release of the bill, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said: