Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2019

Brexit news: Adonis sparks fury in Brexit interview – ‘Can’t stand him’ | UK | News


Lord Adonis was quizzed by Sky News host Adam Boulton about a no deal – and how Parliament could still block the UK from leavening the bloc without an agreement. But, the Labour peer’s appearance on Sky News forced one viewer to “switch over” with others angry at the Remainers comments. Speaking on Sky News, Lord Adonis claimed Parliament would not allow a no deal Brexit – as there were a majority of MPs against it.

He told Adam Boulton: “We have been here before, in March remember, Theresa May had said over 100 times in Parliament that we were definitely leaving at the end of March.

“But, Parliament, quite rightly, decided it wasn’t going to trash Britain’s trade and put our economy and people’s jobs at jeopardy and it instructed the Government, by carrying an act of Parliament, which, of course, only Parliament can change the law, requiring the Government to seek an extension to the negotiating period beyond the end of March.”

“My view is that Parliament will do the same at the end of October.

“There is a clear majority in Parliament an overwhelming majority against any arrangement for no deal.”

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He added: “The issue the House of Lords is addressing this week is whether Parliament is going to be allowed to meet in October.

“This is a truly shocking state of affairs. Parliament has met in October every year for more than a century.”

Mr Adonis added that for the UK to extend it’s negotiating period once again, “Parliament will pass legislation in October to rule out no deal but also to provide for a referendum”.

But, the Remain supporter’s appearance on Sky News sparked fury among many on social media.

Both Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson have said they would walk away from the EU without a deal.

Mr Hunt has ruled out proroguing Parliament to get Brexit over the line, but Mr Johnson has said the UK must leave the EU by the end of October “do or die”.

Mr Johnson remains the clear favourite to enter Downing Street on July 24, as the Tory leadership contest enters its final stages.

The two men will take part in a debate, hosted by The Sun and talkRadio, in front of a live studio audience in London on Monday in what could be the last chance to change the course of the battle to succeed Theresa May.



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