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Newly selected Labour MEP Lord Adonis appears to have had a conversion of biblical proportions over Brexit – the Remainiac-in-chief posted a remarkable statement on Facebook yesterday. Not only did Adonis apologise for previously telling Brexiteers to not vote Labour, he even talks about respecting the referendum result:
Turns out that standing for an election and facing voters for the first time in over 30 years wasn’t as straightforward as Adonis thought. However his own website doesn’t seem to have caught up with his screeching U-turn yet, he is still ranting about “democratically” stopping Brexit on there:
The CHUKas can’t stop gloating, while Adonis’s diehard FBPE fans have been taking to Twitter to bemoan how “astonished and deeply disappointed” they are that he has swung the other way on Brexit. They’ve even set up a hashtag of #UnfollowAdonis. Will they be asking for their money back from tickets to his shows?
Peers were surprised when Lord Adonis failed to turn up to table his own motion designed to kill a piece of the Government’s no deal legislation late on Monday night. It turns out Adonis failed to show as he was busy delivering a “what if” lecture in the Speaker’s House on his personal hero Roy Jenkins. All very well but how is Adonis ever going to succeed in his crusade to stop Brexit if he’s blowing off opportunities to derail no deal laws in favour of self-aggrandising speaking events?
Lord Adonis likes to promote his many public events through his andrewadonistour.org website to encourage the Remainiac faithful to see him in action first-hand for themselves, whether it’s his “Brexit listening tour” in Thornbury or a bumper “Fighting Brexit quadruple bill” in London.
However, his FBPE fans are currently getting a little more than they bargained for when they click through the events link on the former Cabinet Minister’s website – the third event down is in fact Adonis Unzipped, promising “3 Hunky Strippers and 1 Drag Queen” up in Biggleswade.
“Join us for our second Adonis Unzipped evening where 3 strippers will go THE FULL MONTY!”
Sunday 5th May is the date for your diary if you want to discover the full breadth of Adonis’ hidden talents…
Completing his ascension to become a living meme, loony Lord Adonis has out-Remained the out-of-touch Remain stereotype by taking the time to write a Guardian article calling for new segregated colleges in Oxford and Cambridge, just for disadvantaged students. The lefty Remain hat-trick of Oxbridge, Guardian, and a bone-headed well-meaning idea that will only serve to create problems…
His lengthy article has been absolutely slammed on social media for the very obvious reason that further social segregation at Oxbridge will only entrench the problem he is trying to fix. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m from the Government and I’m here to help’…
Lord Adonis is one of a number of peers who have been scolded by the Labour Women’s Network for voting to overturn the record breaking suspension recommended for Lib Dem Lord Lester over sexual harassment. The Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct initially recommended that Lord Lester be expelled altogether from the Lords, but this was then watered down by the Committee For Privileges And Conduct.
Their comprehensive report recommended that Lord Lester be suspended for three and a half years for sexual harassment and “corrupt inducement” to sexual relations. In the final vote he got off scot free. Each step of the way the establishment go on protecting their own..
Lord Adonis made a remarkable statement speaking on LBC this week, arguing that traditionally Labour-voting Brexit supporters should vote Conservative:
“If you’re a Brexiter, I hope that you won’t vote for the Labour Party because the Labour Party is moving increasingly against Brexit… I’m saying if what you want is Brexit delivered, you should vote for the party that is going to deliver Brexit, which I’m afraid is the Conservatives.”
Extraordinary stuff from a sitting Labour Peer…
Remainer’s favourite loopy Twitter lord, Andrew Adonis has found himself in a twitter bitch fight with wet Tory Tom Tugendhat. After referring to Tugendhat in a tweet as ‘dripping’ (without even the courtesy of tagging him – very bad twitter etiquette), Tugendhat slapped back with ‘you’re just another troll’, before seeing Adonis off with a final rhetorical soccer punch. Worth reading the sharp exchange in full below…
Do you insult everyone who disagrees with you? Unusual technique you seem to have adopted the style you claim to hate. If you had a hint of courage you would at least tag those you insult but hey, you’re just another troll.
— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) August 21, 2018
If you had stood for a single elected office or done anything other than accept the generous baubles of a questionable government you may be worth listening to. You have done nothing and opted instead to snipe from the sidelines like an ermine-clad troll.
— Tom Tugendhat (@TomTugendhat) August 21, 2018
‘I have 3 children. A son, a daughter & HS2. And I’m doing my best to stop the country giving birth to a 4th, Brexit.’
Start of my speech to rail industry leaders in Leeds
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) June 12, 2018
This may be Andrew Adonis’ greatest tweet yet.
Is he saying that he and the country are having a child together, and the child is Brexit?
Does that make him the father of Brexit?
Who was the mother of HS2?
We can assume he is a fan of his son, daughter and HS2. So why would he not want his fourth child, Brexit?
So many questions…
At 11:25 this morning Lord Adonis expressed opposition to “disgraceful” ID cards:
At 12:07 he came out and voiced support for ID cards:
Adonis swings both ways on ID cards in the space of 42 minutes…
Sky’s Niall Paterson read out Guido’s analysis showing Andrew Adonis had tweeted 72 times about the BBC in a week and concluded: “It’s all getting a little bit Paul Mason, isn’t it? You’re turning into the crazier, shoutier end of Twitter”. A live TV intervention…
Don’t say Guido didn’t warn you that Andrew Adonis had been driven mad by Brexit. In the last seven days Adonis has sent 72 tweets claiming the BBC has a pro-Brexit bias. Egged on by less responsible Remainers, he is calling the Beeb the “Brexit Broadcasting Corporation”.
As I explore working of #BrexitBroadcastingCorporation , I am amazed at its layer upon layer of management. There’s even an internal system of censorship above editors/lawyers, called ‘Editorial Policy,’ which vetoes output likely to offend government & Mr Farage
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) April 5, 2018
He is tweeting that people need to “join the dots”.
BBC CRISIS: Key moment in Brexit takeover of BBC was Tony Hall’s appointment of my good friend & Cabinet colleague James Purnell as his right-hand man. Ever since, Tony & James been over-compensating pro-Brexit & anti-Labour. Join dots on #BrexitBroadcastingCorporation
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) April 2, 2018
And he’s even threatening to set up his own radio station to rival the Today programme.
I’m struck by how many people tell me we need an impartial radio alternative to Today Programme of the #BrexitBroadcastingCorporation. One which doesn’t have a 1950s clergy ‘thought for the day’ & a review of papers where John Humphrys reads out large parts of the Daily Mail
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) April 3, 2018
Interesting tactical split between the remainers exposed in this tweet by Andrew Adonis this morning. Adonis thinks remainers “mustn’t fall into the trap of saying 2016 referendum vote was invalid”. That is of course a blatant sub-tweet of Carole Cadwalladr and the proponents of this week’s spectacle. When Adonis says you’ve gone too far it really is time to step away from the keyboard…
Guido fully endorses this idea from Chris Deerin in the New Statesman:
“If anyone might be expected to get involved in the creation of a new centrist party, it’s Adonis. He is, in many ways, the centrist’s centrist – originator of many of Tony Blair’s most audacious clothes-stealing policies, a “what works” purist. What attraction can Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party hold for him? With a gaping hole in the centre-ground of British politics, why not fill it? With a substantial minority of liberal voters looking for leadership, for somewhere to mark their x with any enthusiasm, for an alternative to the shrieking horror story that is modern-day Westminster, why not provide it?
Macron, according to Adonis, is “an extraordinary fluke”. Liegey saw it differently: “You have to put yourself forward if you want to be lucky.”
You have to put yourself forward if you want to be lucky. The centre needs some heroes. Andrew Adonis should be one of them.”
Do it, do it, do it…
Last night the Lords gave a unanimous second reading to the EU Withdrawal Bill and it’s now in committee (that’s where the real battles will be fought). Remainiac-in-chief Lord Adonis withdrew his prized amendment calling for a ‘motion of regret’ that there will not be a second referendum. Adonis’s fellow peers took the mickey out of him throughout the debate.
Lord Cavendish described Adonis’s resignation letter as “long winded, self-serving and petulant”. Lord Forsyth suggested Adonis was suffering from lunar-induced madness on the occasion of the super ‘blue blood’ moon. Adonis was branded a moon loon.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Owen Jones, staunch Blair ally Adonis lavished praise on Jeremy Corbyn and announced he is ready to serve in a Corbyn government. Adonis said:
“I knew Jeremy well when I lived in Islington, he was my MP… I think he’s done a phenomenal job of putting Labour back on the map… if there was a Labour government formed by Jeremy Corbyn I would definitely serve… I’d want to be transport secretary… I could get HS2 opened two years earlier than at the moment.”
In a breathless exchange Adonis also laid it on thick with Jones, telling him:
“I missed one key player Owen – you. When it comes to the campaign to stay in the European Union on behalf of the working people of Britain… alongside Jeremy and Ruth Davidson there will need to be Owen Jones. You will mobilise the under 35s. They will come out as never before. Everywhere I go, I speak at a lot of university meetings and they tell me ‘do you know that Owen Jones and what we can do to get him to come and speak here?'”
That moon sure was powerful…
Yesterday’s EU Withdrawal Bill debate in the House of Lords saw Brexit-bashing peers at their ermine-clad, sneering worst. Lord Bilmoria said Brexit is “a train crash in slow motion” and compared leaving the EU to the outbreak of the First World War. The Dark Lord, Lord Mandleson, said it is not “axiomatic” that the result of the referendum should be upheld and suggested Brexit could be overturned. Lord Patten whacked the benches as he shouted “I hate referendums!” and denounced Brexit as an “sin against… democracy.” Baroness Wheatcroft used her speech to argue for a second referendum. Lord Adonis whimpered: “don’t let us throw it all away.” You pay each of them £300 a day to luxuriate in what Lord Ridley called “the gilded, crimson echo-chamber for Remain”…
Two more to add to Andrew Adonis’ greatest hits of bonkers Brexit comments. Over the weekend he compared leaving the EU to the Spanish Inquisition and, while accusing the BBC of being pro-Brexit, the fall of Singapore to Japan:
Salamanca was the greatest European university of the Middle Ages. Then came the Counter Reformation & the Inquisition, a kind of Spanish Brexit … https://t.co/NcTTcGCfvl
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) January 28, 2018
We don’t ‘accept’ that the ‘war is over’ because IT IS NOT OVER! The fall of Singapore was not the end of the war: when the Brits emerged from the bushes, they went on to win. Thank God.
BBC has been captured by Brexiters & is in breach of its charter in its reporting. https://t.co/VPzJhJ84ir
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) January 28, 2018
A friend should have had a word a long time ago.
Lord Adonis tells LBC that the government is an adjunct of Ukip and “to all intents and purposes, Nigel Farage is now Prime Minister”. Andrew Castle tells him how ridiculous that sounds. pic.twitter.com/gROy8nUDbH
— LBC (@LBC) December 30, 2017
Another bonkers statement from Andrew Adonis on LBC this morning. Think this story has run its course now…
It’s remarkable Andrew Adonis kept his job for so long given he has said all this about the government’s main policy: