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Now make good on your promises - we've been told all the benefits, now EU Leave has to deliver them and offset all that has been thrown away

February 1, 2020 10:43 AM

Farewell EU _ Colin Ferguson, Wendy Taylor, Doreen HuddartThe Liberal Democrats in Newcastle marked the UK leaving the UK at Grey's Monument. The people were told how wonderful it all would be. But were we conned?

Already it is becoming clear that the Prime Minister's negotiating deadline is with EU won't work. The European Commission has warned that Brexit trade talks could be delayed until March. Liberal Democrats Brexit spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

"It has become increasingly obvious that the arbitrary deadline Boris Johnson has set for negotiating the future relationship between the EU and UK is woefully unrealistic.

"With business already in uproar about the Tories' plans to end pan-European regulatory alignment, the Prime Minister is steering the UK towards some heavy storms.

"People deserve better than a future where a Prime Minister willingly threatens jobs, the environment and the NHS. It is essential that the transition period be extended to prevent this devastating prospect."