Speaking a year after the triggering of Article 50, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Vince Cable said:
“Today the Liberal Democrats are launching our biggest ever campaign outside an election.
“Article 50 was triggered a year ago and since then few concrete steps towards a deal. May’s tactic of kicking the can down the road has meant that no tangible progress has been made, and year ahead is overloaded.
“In the coming months, the country faces two critical issues. One is on membership of the Customs Union, which we must remain in, as it is essential to our supply chain industries and solving the matter of the Irish border.
“The other is that it must be made clear what a ‘close transition’ truly means – at the moment it is just a messy vacuum.
“The poorly-handled negotiations and the Cambridge Analytica scandal means that there is, rightfully, a heightened sense that any Brexit deal must be signed off in a test of public opinion. This must include the option of an exit from Brexit.”