Lib Dem peer Lord Greaves warns post-Brexit Britain could be 'reminiscent' of ...

Lib Dem peer Lord Greaves faces anger for warning that post-Brexit Britain could be 'reminiscent' of Nazi Germany Lib Dem peer warned of aftermath of the UK leaving the EU on January 31 Said he feared things could happen 'reminiscent' of Germany in early 1930s Comments came as peers debated the government's EU Withdrawal Bill  

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 09:33 GMT, 15 January 2020 | Updated: 09:59 GMT, 15 January 2020

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A Liberal Democrat peer faces a furious backlash for warning post-Brexit Britain could be 'reminiscent' of Nazi Germany.

Lord Greaves also claimed people were crying themselves to sleep at night over the UK's withdrawal from the EU, as he warned against 'triumphalistic behaviour'.

The comments came the Upper House started line-by-line scrutiny of the EU Withdrawal Bill last night.

It drew gasps in the chamber, with peers complaining that he was 'stretching the point' and had gone 'too far'.

Lord Greaves said there were many people people in the country 'full of dismay and distress' over the break with Brussels.

During a debate last night, Lord Greaves claimed people were crying themselves to sleep at night over the UK's withdrawal from the EU, as he warned against 'triumphalistic behaviour'

During a debate last night, Lord Greaves claimed people were crying themselves to sleep at night over the UK's withdrawal from the EU, as he warned against 'triumphalistic behaviour'

As some Conservative Tory peers signalled their dissent, he continued: 'People are crying when they go to sleep at night and when they wake up in the morning, and all they get from the unfeeling, hard-headed Tories is moans.

'They are feeling a sense of loss which is akin to bereavement and a grieving process has only just begun.'

Lord Greaves said: 'In these circumstances, triumphalistic behaviour, festivals of Brexit and all the rest will simply make things worse.

'The people who are feeling it worst are those citizens of the EU who live, work and take part in our communities.'

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