Government making “dog’s dinner” of Brexit negotiations

Responding to news that the UK Chief Negotiator David Frost has stated that “significant differences” remain as the latest restricted round of talks concludes a day early, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs and Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said: “Last month Boris Johnson asserted that he wanted a Brexit deal by the end of July.

“But far from putting a tiger in the tank, David Frost appears to be making a dog’s dinner of the talks.

“With the impact of coronavirus already weighing heavy on UK business and the economy, we cannot afford for the Government to continue posturing on Brexit. They must work to secure a deal so that the UK does not leave the transition period with a bad deal or – even worse – no deal at all.

“Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to maintain the rights, values and access the UK enjoys through the EU.”

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