Liberal Democrats have agreed at conference to reaffirm their commitment to a first referendum on the final terms of the Brexit deal.
The party’s position will see the general public being offered an opportunity to exit from Brexit when the full terms of the final deal are known.
Speaking from the conference in Bournemouth, leaderof the Lib Dems on Ribble Valley Borough Council, Cllr. Allan Knox said:
“The effects of Brexit are already being felt. The value of the pound has plummeted. Inflation has risen. Growth in the economy has slowed, and the government is already borrowing billions more to fill the gap in lost tax revenue.
“Young people, who voted overwhelmingly to remain, are being told their voices do not matter. Urgent problems, such as the future of the NHS, are being neglected because of the sheer scale of the challenge posed by Brexit.
“It’s not good enough, and the country cannot afford Theresa May’s bad deal, or worse, a catastrophic no deal. Liberal Democrats are the only party fighting for the UK to remain in the European Union.”