Responding to Michel Barnier rejecting Boris Johnson's demands for the Irish backstop to be scrapped, Liberal Democrat Shadow Brexit Secretary Tom Brake said:
"Boris Johnson's Brexit chaos is a national embarrassment. With just 60 days to go until we crash out of the EU, we do not have the luxury to wait as the Tories chase their unicorn Brexit deal.
"People deserve better than all this uncertainty, not least the very real threat of medicine and food shortages.
"Parliament must urgently reassert itself, stop Boris Johnson shutting down our democracy and end the threat of a no-deal.
"Ultimately, there is no deal better than the deal we have as members of the EU.
"That's why Liberal Democrats continue to fight to give the people the opportunity to stop Brexit with a People’s Vote."