Gordon Brown 'wasting time as a Remainer' says Widdecombe
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The arch-Rejoiner and Labour politician said that as the UK’s economy is “smaller than” Germany’s and it “should behave like it”. The chair of pro-EU group European Movement UK, who has made little secret of his utter disdain for Brexit and desire for the UK to rejoin the EU, was quickly branded a “traitor” and “coward” by freedom-loving Brits.
One wrote: “And he is a Lord. What a farce. Clearly a traitor. Strip him of his title.”
Another raged: “Isn’t it just fabulous that this man and the Liebour party are nowhere near No10, and have little influence in what happens in our country?
“If they were making decisions, we would be up a certain creek without a paddle…”
A third said: “What a pathetic cowardly little man, Lucky we didn’t have leaders like him in the 1940s.”
Meanwhile a fourth wrote: “Funnily enough Adonis doesn’t tell Macron to kowtow to the UK because we are bigger than France by both GDP and population.
“Or Ireland? This man clearly hates his own country and nobody should listen to him.”
Their outrage was provoked after Lord Adonis – a former Labour cabinet minister – told Patrick Christys on talkRADIO that the UK’s current trade situation is “very grim”.
Bemoaning Brexit, he said: “Our trade with the EU has fallen much more than the rest of the world, that’s the Brexit effect.
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“The situation is very grim. I want nothing but good for this country. That’s why I’ve always wanted us to lead, not leave, Europe.
“That’s still my view. Gordon Brown says the slogan we should have fought for over the last five years was to lead, not leave.”
Lord Adonis continued: “I’m not in favour of Britain being dumbed down.
“I’m completely with the Brexiteers in wanting Global Britain but we are part of Europe.
“We are smaller than Germany, in terms of population and economy, and about the same size as France. We should behave on that basis too.”
The talkRADIO host fired back: “But when you say that, behave on what basis? Behave in being subservient to Germany?”
Lord Adonis responded: “No, in trading freely with them.
“I want us to trade equally with the Germans, France and the Irish. We should have complete free trade with Europe.”
Lord Adonis also belittled the Australian free trade deal struck by Liz Truss earlier this month.
He said: “By the Government’s own estimate, the actual gain in national income from this deal is 0.01 percent.
“I have nothing against this trade deal. But let’s get real. The trade that matters fundamentally to us is Europe.
“We shouldn’t be dissing our trade with Europe for a pretty small deal with Australia.”
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