Brake - An Exit from Brexit is still possible
Commenting on reports that three QCs have written to the Prime Minister setting out their view that Article 50 can be rescinded, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“These latest legal opinions only strengthen our case that an Exit from Brexit is still possible. Instead of trying to hide behind the idea of irrevocability, the government should accept the clear evidence that we can stop this shambolic process if necessary.
Cable responds to Hammond comments on the customs union
Responding to news that the Chancellor has not ruled out the UK staying in some form of customs union with the EU after Brexit, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:
“The likes Fox and Gardiner have cheerfully dismissed the concerns of British industry, but this offers some reassurance that the Chancellor does understand the economic advantages of being part of a customs union with the EU.
Conservatives are reinventing Dad's Army at Britain's ports
The Liberal Democrats have warned that plans for volunteer border guards would expose Britain's soft underbelly in the fight against terrorism and organised crime.
The Home Office has confirmed proposals for “border force special volunteers” at small air and sea ports, who would be unpaid and have no powers to interrogate or arrest suspects.
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.