Lib Dem MEPs wear Bollocks to Brexit t-shirts to European parliament

PUBLISHED: 09:26 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:29 02 July 2019

Lib Dem MEP Luisa Porritt wears a Bollocks to Brexit t-shirt. Photograph: Twitter.

Lib Dem MEP Luisa Porritt wears a Bollocks to Brexit t-shirt. Photograph: Twitter.

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Liberal Democrat MEPs have turned up to the first day of the new European parliament session wearing 'Bollocks to Brexit' t-shirts.

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Lib Dem MEPs in the European parliament. Photograph: Irina von Wiese MEP.Lib Dem MEPs in the European parliament. Photograph: Irina von Wiese MEP.

The anti-Brexit party, which came second in the European elections the month before, wore bright yellow t-shirts brandishing a 'Stop Brexit' message with 'Bollocks to Brexit' on the back.

It was the first day for the new intake of MEPs in the European parliament in Strasbourg.

Guy Verhofstadt, Brexit negiotiator for the European parliament, tweeted his delight.

He said: "Here's my new view in the plenary of the European Parliament!"

Guy Verhofstadt's view from the European parliament. Photograph: TwitterGuy Verhofstadt's view from the European parliament. Photograph: Twitter

But while it became a talking point, with many pro-Europeans praising the move, the Eurosceptics and the Brexit Party were infruriated by the move.

MEP Claire Fox tweeted: "Those yellow dots in picture are Lib Dems who have turned up in their 'Bollocks to Brexit' t-shirts. Stay classy guys.

"Bringing anti-democracy UK style to #Strasbourg - luckily @brexitparty_uk here to fly flag for democracy & national/popular sovereignty."

Martin Daubney MEP wrote: "Absolute state of the Lib Dem MEPs: Wearing 'Bollocks to Brexit' t-shirts into parliament. Bollocks to 17.4 million voters is what they are saying. Childish, 6th form nonsense."

MORE: Brexit Party MEPs turn their backs on the European anthem

Shortly after the tweet, Daubney became one of the Brexit Party MEPs to turn their backs on a live performance of the European anthem.

Lib Dem MEPs turn up in stop Brexit t-shirts. Photograph: Antony Hook MEP.Lib Dem MEPs turn up in stop Brexit t-shirts. Photograph: Antony Hook MEP.

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Lib Dem MEPs in the European parliament. Photograph: European Parliament.Lib Dem MEPs in the European parliament. Photograph: European Parliament.

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