Responding to reports that the Conservative Government has admitted they will not be able to negotiate deals with Japan and Turkey before March 29, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“One of the great myths of Brexit was that we could instantly sign new trade deals whilst seamlessly rolling over the existing deals we already have with over 70 countries as a member of the EU.
“This is damaging myth which has proven to be false. Should no-deal materialise, this will cause serious problems for our economy.
“Theresa May must take no-deal off the table and give the public the final say with a People’s Vote and the option to stay in the EU.”