Today your European party – the European Liberal Democrats – will launch its European election campaign. One of its priorities for the elections worries us. It says “The single market should be reinforced and extended in energy, postal services, railways and health care”.
We are writing to ask you a question, and give you a challenge. Our question is: how do you propose to use the single market to ensure these services remain high-quality, affordable and accessible to all? We warn you: tread carefully, much more carefully than you have in the past. Our challenge to you is to make an unambiguous commitment to protect public services.