Responding to news that the commemorative 50p coins minted to mark Brexit on 31 October will now be melted down, Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary for Brexit said:
"This meltdown is symbolic of the waste that is Brexit.
"These coins were commissioned simply to prop up Boris Johnson’s ego. The Royal Mint should not have to foot the bill for the Tory Government’s failure to meet it’s self-imposed Brexit deadline.
"This comes on top of the millions of pounds that Boris Johnson has thrown away on his pointless ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ propaganda campaign. This is cash that could have been spent on our NHS, our schools and tackling the climate emergency.
"Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain. We will keep fighting to stop Brexit and give people the final say with a People’s Vote."