“Many small and medium enterprises do not trade with Europe directly,
but almost all depend on supply chains that in turn depend on the EU.”
Judith Bunting and Liberal Democrats in Newbury and West Berkshire are calling on the Conservative Government to ensure Britain has full access to the European Single Market when Brexit takes place.
At the recent Liberal Democrat party conference in Brighton, Judith Bunting, Parliamentary Candidate, said:
“The EU is the biggest single market in the world. It will be hugely damaging to our economy and to jobs in West Berkshire if large employers, such as the transport and logistics companies in Greenham and Colthrop, are cut off from the single European market.
“Our MP has now declared his intention to toe the Conservative party line, quoting that glorious, meaningless phrase, “Brexit means Brexit”. Meanwhile, Liberal Democrats believe that putting barriers between UK businesses and our greatest export market would be very damaging to the national economy.”
“The Liberal Democrats are getting more support from businesses across the UK now than ever before, because business leaders understand that we are the only party fighting to get the best deal for the British economy.”
Judith went on: “I want to encourage local businesses, large and small, to talk to me about their Brexit worries and to lobby the government directly about what their business needs from any Brexit deal.
“Many small and medium enterprises do not trade with Europe directly, but almost all depend on supply chains that in turn depend on the EU.
“There is simply no way we can tie up a free trade deal within two years. That means years of uncertainty for British companies and a profound impact on our jobs and our economy. With members of the European Movement and other Remain supporters, we need to keep up the pressure for the Tory government to do the best for Britain.”
To read the full story: http://newburyobserver.co.uk/lib-dem-voices-brexit-fears-for-west-berkshires-economy