ARCH-REMAINER Farron has demanded pro-EU MPs quit their parties and form an alliance against Brexit. Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has told pro-EU Tory and Labour MPs to “grow a backbone” and form a new party.

Mr Farron said the Lib Dems would not join the new party but would “work with them“.

Speaking to Politico, he argued that the SDP, Britain’s last big breakaway centrist party, was “very close to having made it“.

He said: “Let some of these people in the Labour Party and the Tory Party grow a flipping backbone and leave. And we should work with them.

“Let them form their own party, we will work with them, and we’ll try and do it together.

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