The Liberal Democrats claim the party has a strategy that could apparently reverse Brexit.
Deputy leader Jo Swinson told the party’s Bournemouth conference they would have time to implement it once a transition deal was agreed for after March 2019 when the country was due to leave the EU.
‘What transition periods also do is they give time,’ she said.
‘They mean that it is not this mad rush and there is the opportunity there for the country to take stock and to think.’
Ms Swinson suggested the Lib Dems could work with pro-European Tories and Labour on temporary post-exit trade arrangements that would keep the country close to the EU.
She added: ‘The closer we are to our EU neighbours, the easier it is, at some future point, to reverse the decision.
‘Because, if you haven’t then hugely diverged from everything, if you have still got the same rules in place, if you have still got the same trading arrangements, then actually the coming back becomes much easier.
‘So, I think, strategically, that is important for us to try to achieve working with others.’
Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable added he wanted another Brexit referendum during the four day conference.
Chancellor Philip Hammond previously confirmed the Government would try to make transition arrangements that would mimic some of the deals the UK had with the EU at the moment.