Shame his party supports another referendum on the EU – different to that proposed by Owen Smith, just to make matters more confusing.
Leaving the EU’s single market as part of any Brexit deal would do “untold damage” to the UK economy, Nick Clegg has told the Lib Dem conference.
The former deputy prime minister, who is now the party’s EU spokesman, said the single market was a UK creation that was vital for jobs and prosperity.
The Tories, he said, were “up a Brexit creek without a paddle, a canoe or a map – they have absolutely no clue”.
The government has insisted it will secure a “positive outcome” on trade.
The Lib Dems, who campaigned to stay in the EU, are pushing for a referendum on the terms of a final Brexit deal.
However, former Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable said the party “must accept” the referendum result and stop focusing on a second vote.
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