Lord Adonis resigns as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar in row over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May departs 10 Downing Street in Lond

British Prime Minister Theresa May departs 10 Downing Street in Lond

In the letter, he reportedly described Brexit as "a risky populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump", warning May he would "relentlessly" oppose the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords.

In a fiercely-worded resignation letter, the Labour peer Lord Adonis claimed Britain was hurtling out of the European Union without a credible alternative plan and ministers were ignoring the "crisis" in schools, hospitals and housing.

The Europhile Labour peer Lord Adonis resigned as chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, claiming May had become "the voice of Ukip" and the "extreme" right wing of her party.

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The Labour peer described Brexit as 'a unsafe populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump'.

"After the narrow referendum vote for an undefined proposition to 'leave the EU, ' it could have been attempted without rupturing our essential European trade and political relations". Even within Ireland, there are set to be barriers between people and trade.

"He's been moving closer towards the exit door with each new onslaught he makes against Brexit".

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"If this happens, taking us back into Europe become the mission of our childrens' generation, who will marvel at your wanton destruction".

In his resignation letter, seen by the Press Association, he told the Prime Minister: "Brexit is a populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump".

Whitehall sources said Lord Adonis had "jumped before he was pushed" because his belief that Brexit can be reversed is the exact opposite of Government policy.

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