Field: MPs must reject Lords amendments or government will be beaten and EU will impose terms

The ever-wise Labour MP Frank Field has laid out why MPs must today reject Brexit blocking amendments from the Europhile Lords, as the amendments would effectively send the UK’s representatives “back naked into the negotiating room”.

Speaking in Parliament, Field said: “If we pass what the Lords want us to do, we as Aneurin Bevan said, will be sending our negotiators back naked into the negotiating room.

“The European Union will know that the government is beaten and they can impose any terms whatsoever on them.”

If only more Labour MPs were as keen to back the UK rather than the EU.