Brexit: Former Labour leader Ed Miliband says Theresa May 'couldn't run a p**s-up in a brewery'

Miliband lost the 2015 general election and was on the beaten side in last year's EU referendum

Ed Miliband remains an influential voice within the Labour Party

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has torn into the Government over the latest Brexit debacle and suggested Theresa May and her ministers "couldn't run a p**s-up in a brewery."

Miliband also called the Tory government "jokers" and suggested their stewardship of the country is "ludicrous" after Theresa May's attempt to broker a solution to the Irish border issue was thwarted by the DUP.

May had planned to give Northern Ireland its own bespoke Brexit arrangement, including membership of the single market, but was forced to backtrack after the Democratic Unionist Party said it couldn't support such a move.

In response, Miliband wrote on Twitter: "What an absolutely ludicrous, incompetent, absurd, make it up as you go along, couldn’t run a p**s up in a brewery bunch of jokers there are running the government at the most critical time in a generation for the country."

Miliband attracted plenty of criticism for his meek leadership of Labour, which culminated in defeat to David Cameron at the 2015 general election. He also played a key role in the Remain campaign which lost the EU referendum last year.

However, despite these disappointments, Miliband remains MP for Doncaster North and an influential voice within the Labour party.

His tweet was backed by Diane Abbott, who retweeted the message with the words "what Ed said." However critics pointed out that Jeremy Corbyn's own position on Brexit is vague, and one respondent asked "Where was this honesty and frankness when we needed it from you!?"