After Philip Hammond said on Peston that the "cliff edge" Brexit being pushed by Theresa May and much of the cabinet would be "very, very damaging indeed", Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor Sir Vince Cable said:
"The Chancellor stated that British exporters need arrangements as close as possible to the ones they currently enjoy. And he is right. As David Davis boards the plane to negotiate Brexit on behalf of the government, it is unclear what the government's position actually is.
"There is a growing consensus across the parties, in business and amongst the public that an extreme ‘hard’ Brexit of the kind put forward by Theresa May at Lancaster House is no longer politically viable and would be economically disastrous.”
"The Chancellor's position would be untenable if his economic advice is not listened to by the rest of the cabinet. Liberal Democrats are clear we will work with MPs across all parties to protect our membership of the single market and customs union."