Brexit: Lord Adonis issues warning over shellfish exports
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Lord Andrew Adonis sparked a wave of ridicule after he advised the Labour Party to listen to “the verdict of the people”. The arch-Remainer called on Sir Keir Starmer to resign this morning following a catastrophic set of election results for the party. However, viewers took to social media to mock Lord Adonis’ advice after he famously campaigned to overturn Brexit with a second referendum.
Lord Adonis issued a scathing critique of the Labour leader in an article for the Times and later an interview on the BBC.
The ultra pro-European peer and former transport secretary wrote in The Times: “I supported Keir to replace Jeremy.
“Unfortunately, he turns out to be a transitional figure – a nice man without political skills or antennae at the highest level.”
Speaking to the BBC, he added: “The verdict of the people is the verdict of the people and the golden rule of politics is you can’t avoid the verdict of the people.”
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He added: “Clearly the public isn’t persuaded Labour and the leadership or the policies or the energy to deliver.”
However, it was noted by Dan Bloom, the online political editor of the Daily Mirror, that Lord Adonis made these remarks even though he “incidentally campaigned for a second EU referendum”.
Other viewers tweeted: “Lord Adonis’ whole political career was based on avoiding the verdict of the people.”
One person said: “Now the BBC treats us to Lord Adonis of Remoanerville with his sage advice on how to win elections never having bothered to seek election to the legislature himself.”
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Another added: “The same Adonis who has fought tooth and nail against the verdict of the people for five years!”
Later in his interview, Lord Adonis said: “Keir Starmer’s own spokesperson this morning that the results were shattering.”
He said: “The Labour vote went down by a quarter in Hartlepool since the 2019 election and of course that was the worst set of results since 60 years under Jeremy Corbyn.
“Keir had a very difficult succession taking over from Corbyn, who led Labour to a disaster just over a year ago.”
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He added: “Corbyn clearly doesn’t work, this Marxist far-left experiment led the Labour Party to a catastrophe only 14 months ago.”
However, Lord Adonis argued, the current Labour Party was in “no man’s land” and it “could be curtains for Labour” unless the party acts.
BBC’s Kirsty Wark mocked Lord Adonis after he called for a revival of Blairism, saying: “You would like to clone Tony Blair and that’s not going to happen.”
Lord Adonis said that “bedrock” for Labour had to “a leader who can unify England and have a strong appeal to all parts of England, across age ranges, classes, and geography.”
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