Liberal Democrats – The only main party positive about our relationship with the rest of Europe

24 Jun 2024
A flag consisting of half of the union jack and half of the EU flag.

It is now eight years since the UK left the European Union – years that have been characterised by poor relative economic performance and catastrophic government.

The Liberal Democrats believe that leaving the EU was a disaster and that we must prioritise repairing the relationship, with a view to returning to the Single Market as quickly as possible.

The manifesto sets out a four-stage roadmap with the aim that “these measures will help to restore the British economy and the prosperity and opportunities of its citizens, and are also essential steps on the road to EU membership, which remains our longer-term objective.”

The other parties are all choosing to pretend that EU cooperation and ultimately membership is not essential to the economic future of the UK.  

Harry Boparai, the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Spelthorne said:

“Working at the airport, I can see the damage that leaving the EU is doing to our trade.  The whole environment around both imports and exports has become more complex and expensive. Small businesses in particular are finding it much harder to trade with the EU.

“Despite the damage which the Tory Brexit is causing to our country, the Labour Party has decided to accept it. The Liberal Democrats believe that the time has come to repair our broken relationship with our nearest neighbours and to remove barriers to trade as soon as possible by rejoining the single market." 

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