Responding to reports that the UK Government is considering accepting tariffs as part of any UK-EU transition deal, Liberal Democrat Brexit and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:
“This proposal is the latest chapter in a long story of the Brexit reality failing to meet Boris Johnson’s rhetoric.
“Johnson told British businesses, including farmers, they’d have tariff free access to the EU market.
“But just as he promised Northern Irish businesses that there would be no checks in the Irish Sea, and consumers that we wouldn’t have chlorinated chickens on our shelves, it seems that this too is an issue he is willing to break his word on.
“The Government risks selling out UK farmers and industry all for their ideological Brexit.”