Then, just a few hours later, the ex-Labour Minister appeared to change his tune dramatically.
Adonis, an ardent and vocal Remainer, appears to have been upset by the BBC’s extensive coverage of Boris Johnson’s big Brexit speech, a long and rambling monologue that was widely panned but received much airtime.
Regardless, a stream of BBC personalities soon leapt at the opportunity to take issue with Adonis’s statement.
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As well as plenty of non-BBC folk.
Of course there were some that agreed.
In December, Adonis quit as the Government’s infrastructure tsar, delivering a scathing verdict on the Prime Minister’s approach to Brexit.
The Labour peer resigned as chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, claiming Theresa May had become the “voice of Ukip” and the “extreme” right-wing of her party.
He said he was “duty bound” to oppose the Government’s ‘Brexit Bill’ when it comes to the House of Lords