EU Referendum - the Lib Dem position

BRITAIN has not left the EU - yet.

The Government has not yet given the EU notice of our intention to quit. Once it does, it starts a 2 year countdown of negotiations before we leave.

The Liberal Democrats have committed to standing in the next election - whenever that is - on the platform of securing Britain’s place in the EU.

Crucially the next election may be before the Government gives notice to the EU that Britiain wants to leave. We recognise the referendum result. However, a General Election fought on this issue would be democratic.

The Liberal Democrats are also clear that if Britain does leave the EU, any agreement that did not secure membership of the Single Market would devastate Britain’s economy.