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Lib Dems accuse Johnson of hypocrisy for claiming to support free trade while implementing Brexit

February 3, 2020 10:24 PM
By Guardian in Guardian

Sir Ed Davey, the acting Lib Dem leader, has said that it was hypocritical of Boris Johnson to be declaring his support for free trade while at the same time making trade with the EU harder. Commenting on Johnson's speech, Ed Davey said:

"Paying lip-service to free trade after taking us out of the largest free trade zone in the world is nothing short of hypocrisy.

All it shows is that Johnson is happy to jeopardise our trade with the EU for political gain. Refusing to practically commit to a level playing field is simply not a serious negotiating strategy.

Boris is gearing up for no-deal masqueraded as an Australian-style agreement, that will hollow out our trade. The Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose his dangerous plans and fight to maintain our most important trading relationship".

Sir Ed Davey (UK Lib Dems)

Sir Ed Davey