Lib Dems resolve to back UK rejoining EU after Brexit with public approval

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The Liberal Democrats will back Britain rejoining the European Union at an "appropriate future date" subject to public approval, the party has resolved. A motion passed at the Lib Dems' annual conference, with leadership backing, said the party should support a "longer-term objective" of EU membership in the future. The date would be "determined by political circumstances, subject to public assent, market and trade conditions and acceptable negotiated terms".
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The Liberal Democrats will back Britain rejoining the European Union at an "appropriate future date" subject to public approval, the party has resolved.

A motion passed at the Lib Dems' annual conference, with leadership backing, said the party should support a "longer-term objective" of EU membership in the future.

The date would be "determined by political circumstances, subject to public assent, market and trade conditions and acceptable negotiated terms".

The motion also calls for the "closest possible" alignment between the UK and EU towards a customs union, single market and freedom of movement.

And it urges the Government to honour the commitments made in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration.

An amendment…
Rebecca Speare-Cole
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