Responding to reports that David Davis has spent several days in Washington speaking to US Trade Officials about a free trade deal with the UK, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:
"Having failed to negotiate properly with the EU, the idea that David Davis is now touting himself as Britain's self-appointed 'man in Washington' is farcical. The Prime Minister must confirm he has not been acting in any official capacity or with her blessing.
"David Davis and his Brexiter colleagues have got us into a huge mess. With Britain now facing a damaging and disorderly Brexit deal, the people must be given the right to reject the deal and remain in the European Union, through a people's vote."