Responding to the Government announcement that UK officials will stop attending EU meetings from 1 September 2019, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson Tom Brake said:
"The loss of our seat at the table at key meetings is the latest blow to the UK’s place on the world stage. Many of the major challenges facing us today are ones that have to be tackled working with other countries, not standing alone.
"This petulant move -- and the inflammatory language used to describe it -- demonstrates that this Conservative Government is not serious about constructively engaging with our EU partners.
"The situation is a national embarrassment. That is why Liberal Democrats will continue to fight to stop Brexit."