Lord Adonis: Theresa May will be 'killed by both sides' over Brexit deal

Theresa May

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Labour peer, Lord Andrew Adonis, has said Theresa May will be "killed by both sides" over her Brexit deal, branding it a "load of junk".

The former transport secretary said the deal, which was agreed with Brussels yesterday, would "please neither side", and that Labour MPs were "virtually certain" to vote against it.

"We've given Theresa May two-and-a-half years and she's come back with a load of junk," Lord Adonis told Julia Hartley-Brewer.



"We'll [remainers] be voting against it too, and the Labour party is virtually certain to vote against it because it doesn't meet our requirements that we should stay fully in the single market and the customs union. She simply hasn't got the vote, so it's going to go down by quite a margin.

"I think she's going to be killed by both sides."


People's Vote is 'right thing' to do

Police at the People's Vote march in London. Image: Getty

He added that the "right thing" was to have a People's Vote on Brexit, suggesting the "better thing to do" would be to remain in the European Union.

"The Brexiters quite rightly say this isn't Brexit because it keeps us in a state of vassalage having to do what Brussels tells us, but with no say. I don't think that's what people voted for two years ago.

"The right thing is to put this to the people and see whether on reflection they think rather than paying £40 billion for very little in return, the better thing to do is to simply stay in the European Union."