Govt must request an extension to the transition period now


Responding to the UK Government's publication of legal texts for negotiations with the EU, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

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“The warnings from experts couldn’t be clearer, there is not enough time for the UK to secure a deal with the EU.

“The UK government’s draft trade agreement published today was too little too late. Boris Johnson should have published those texts months ago.

“At a time when our NHS, economy, and food supply chains are already overstretched, the UK government must do all they can to prevent any further pressure on these vital systems.

“They must secure an extension to the transition period now. Liberal Democrats will continue to urge them to do the right thing and ensure the UK does not crash out without a deal in place.”


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