Dubbed a “twisted weasel” by Nigel Farage, Lord Adonis has a reputation for being like a “dog with a bone” when he decides to campaign for an issue, according to colleagues.
Having resigned as Chairman of the National Infrastructure Committee to fight Brexit after the 2017 election, the Labour Peer spoke of his iron determination to stop Brexit.
A key figure in the House of Lords, Andrew Adonis is seen by many as an important figure in the fight to remain in the European Union.
In an interview with TPN Editor Oliver Murphy, the former cabinet minister spoke of the importance of a second referendum with the option to Remain, stating that when “you’ve got something that’s non-viable and not what the people want, then the best thing to do is to seek to stop it [Brexit]”.
When asked about the Brexit Party’s recent victory in the European elections, Lord Adonis – who himself stood as a Labour candidate – insisted that they were only the “single most popular party” because the Remain vote was split.
He admitted that the European elections were a standing warning to Labour of the potential outcome of a general election and reaffirmed the importance of the party clarifying its position if it is to be the dominant and largest Remain party.
The full interview can be found below: