Responding to news that the UK has not yet published a legal text setting out its position for negotiating a future UK-EU relationship, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
“For this Conservative Government still not to have published its legal Brexit negotiating document suggests total disarray at the heart of Government.
“Failing to publish would be understandable and even forgivable, if Ministers had accepted that coronavirus means the Brexit talks should be suspended and an extension to talks agreed, as Liberal Democrats have suggested.
“With Ministers still adamant they will pursue Brexit talks despite COVID, either they are utterly incompetent or they have decided to go for a 'No Deal' Brexit. Either way, it makes them the most irresponsible Government of modern times.”