The Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey gave a major speech on Tuesday and the party’s annual conference in Bournemouth setting out plans to rejoin the EU.
Sir Ed had previously called a Tory MP a “clown” and took aim by suggesting that the Tories are “C****s” in closing at the conference on Tuesday.
He apologised for calling the Tories “clowns” said, a party member who is a clown got in touch to say he “took great offence.”
Sir Ed told delegates, “On reflection, I have to admit, he’s got a point.
“So let me take this opportunity to apologise unreservedly to that party member, and to the whole clowning community.
“I’m sorry. I used the wrong c-word.”
The Liberal Democratic leader said that he is planning to bring the UK back in to the European Union to which he received a huge applause from delegates.
Sir Ed said on Tuesday afternoon that he aims to “tear down those trade barriers, fix our broken relationship with Europe and get a better deal for Britain.”
He said that Labour’s plans to possibly re-write the Brexit deal is not that “ambitious,” adding that Sir Keir Starmer has a “long way to go” and it is the Lib Dems who will “lead the way.”
Sir Ed said, “And there’s another crucial part of our economic vision. Another area where we are different from this Government.
“Something that would so obviously make an enormous difference to our economy and our standard of living.
“Something we have always been proud to champion, even when no one else even dared whisper it. Fixing our broken relationship with Europe.”
He added, “Only we have set out a plan to tear down those trade barriers, fix our broken relationship with Europe and get a better deal for Britain. Yes – only we.
“Because Labour’s plan – if you can call it a plan – is nowhere near that ambitious.
“To be fair, they’ve come a long way from when they voted for Boris Johnson’s terrible deal.
“But Labour has a long way still to go. Which means it’s up to us to lead the way.
“A better economy. A better future. With Europe.”