Two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn suggested Britain should give up its membership of the EU's Single Market - a position he shares with only the most hardcore Brexiteers.
The single market means it as easy to trade between London and Berlin as it is between Edinburgh and London. Within the Single Market, goods, people, services and capital can move freely, meaning there's no lengthy customs checks, borders to cross and goods can move freely and cheaply.
Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats, will give a speech today to members on the final day of the party's Autumn Conference.
She will say
Good morning, Conference. Here we are, constitutional amendments concluded - how will we all manage next week without the excitement?
But seriously, I want to thank you for your involvement and responses to the challenge I put to you over a year ago to think how we could improve our Federal structures, and how we can work more effectively as a party. The thousands of suggestions and comment that you made to the Federal Executive have truly helped shape what came to Conference, and your contributions to the debates over the last four days has been genuinely helpful.
Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has accused the Conservatives of trashing the coalition government's green legacy, including by slashing subsidies for renewable energy while spending billions subsidising Hinkley Point.
The Government's own impact assessment has predicted up to 19,000 job losses in the wind and solar sector.
This afternoon, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats Willie Rennie will give a conference speech on how the party will provide a progressive alternative to the Conservatives and SNP, the "terrible twins of divisive politics."
Willie Rennie will say:
On May 5th this year, in Scotland, Liberal Democrats started winning again.
Tim Farron has rejected Jeremy Corbyn's suggestions that supporting continued membership of the Single Market is 'Free Trade Dogma', saying that free trade is vital to our economy and to millions of jobs.
He also called on Liam Fox to apologise for calling businesses too 'lazy' to export, and said that neither Labour not the Conservatives are now willing to stand up for business.
Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Susan Kramer will this morning deliver a speech to party conference on building an economy fit for the future, attacking the Conservatives for only standing up for the wealthy elite and Labour for failing to offer a credible economic alternative.
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