Ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Liberal Democrat shadow Chancellor Susan Kramer said:
“Jeremy Corbyn will speak to the Federation of Small Businesses, but he doesn’t understand or respect business. His extreme Labour Party lacks all economic credibility and would drive many firms out of business. Most people who graft running small businesses would be terrified if Jeremy Corbyn ever got anywhere near Number 10.
“He ordered his MPs to vote to take Britain out of the single market, which could cost the UK economy as much as £200bn over the next 15 years. He just doesn't seem to realise that you can’t have a hard Brexit and a successful economy.
“With the Conservatives also pursuing a hard Brexit, the Liberal Democrats are emerging as the only party of business.”
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