Brexit LIVE: ‘Odd and wrong’ Brussels holds UK ‘to higher standard than communist China’

Just four Labour backbenchers turned up to a Commons debate on Brexit yesterday, while not one Liberal Democrat made an appearance. 

Criticising the lack of attendance, Tory backbencher Peter Bone told the Commons: “For a long time in this House, I’ve noticed that if the Government has done something well, the number of Opposition backbenchers in for a statement is very few.

“I spy no Liberal Democrats at all. The DUP, of course, is here. And at the start of the statement Madame Deputy Speaker, there were just four Labour backbenchers.

“They do not want to be here to listen to Brexit opportunities and the savings and benefits to this country.”