Responding to reports of “very little progress" with the latest round of UK-EU trade talks, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“The Coronavirus crisis is leaving the most vulnerable at risk. Thousands of families will face financial hardship and people are rightly worried about their loved ones.
"To maintain any credibility, the Government should finally extend the Brexit negotiations so all their focus can be on tackling this pandemic. That is what the public would expect.
“Meantime, the Government's unwillingness to work with the European Union through the current crisis is unforgivable. The UK should be opting into Covid-19 daily calls with EU health ministers and fully participating in all EU efforts to secure critical supplies.”