Responding to Boris Johnson's speech outlining his position on trade negotiations with the EU, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey said:
“Paying lip-service to free trade after taking us out of the largest free trade zone in the world is nothing short of hypocrisy.
“All it shows is that Johnson is happy to jeopardise our trade with the EU for political gain. Refusing to practically commit to a level playing field is simply not a serious negotiating strategy.
“Boris is gearing up for no-deal masqueraded as an Australian-style agreement, that will hollow out our trade. The Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose his dangerous plans and fight to maintain our most important trading relationship."