Autumn conference was fantastic this year. For me, it was such a pleasure to meet up with so many supportive friends and to regroup with my team to establish our purpose in all of this. We held a number of events on Brexit and I also attended a number – each and every one was packed - packed – no one can accuse the Lib Dems of not caring about Europe!
I was also pleased to see the motion Britain in Europe pass. It clearly sets out our party’s position on Europe – we will protect access to the single market and freedom of movement, campaign on a parliamentary vote to invoke Article 50 while also calling for a second vote on the deal.
This seems eminently sensible to me – the 52% who voted leave had no idea what Brexit would look like and the 48% even less so. We absolutely must have a vote on that deal once it’s been reached.
I will be doing all I can both to campaign in the UK on all of the above points alongside Tim as well as doing what I can to influence negotiations here by working alongside our group leader Guy Verhofstadt who is also lead negotiator on Brexit in the Parliament.
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