Lord Adonis took to Twitter to compare Brexit to the US election, which saw Donald Trump defeated by Joe Biden. The arch-Remainer said: “Trump lost his second referendum.
“If we had held a second referendum on our equally calamitous vote in 2016, the best indications are that Brexit would have gone down like Trump.”
But many Twitter users were quick to disagree with the Labour peer’s claim.
One pointed to last year’s general election, which Boris Johnson won by a landslide, and commented: “The second referendum was in December 2019.”
Another wrote: “The 2019 election was our second referendum.”
A third insisted: “I’m a remainer but that isn’t true. The general election proved that.”
Another fumed: “Never ever again call yourself a democrat as you never accepted the result of the 2016 EU referendum and have done nothing but try to reverse it.”
A fifth simply said: “Delusional.”
One more added: “You’re really starting to bore me Andrew.”
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The call follows two weeks of intensified talks between the UK’s chief negotiator Lord Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier.
Speaking about the negotiations, the Prime Minister said: “I’ve always been a great enthusiast for a trade deal with our European friends and partners, I think it is there to be done.
“The broad outlines are pretty clear, we just need to get on and do it if we can. I’ve said that to Ursula von der Leyen just yesterday and she totally agrees with me.
“On the trade deal with the US, I am a keen student of the United States trade policy and they’re tough negotiators, and I’ve never believed this was going to be something that was going to be a complete pushover under any US administration.