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Departing infrastructure czar vows to fight Brexit

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM



Britain's outgoing infrastructure chief is vowing to fight Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit policy.

Andrew Adonis said yesterday he will campaign next year to keep Britain inside the European Union (EU) because following May's Brexit plans may lead to economic calamity.

"Very few of the people who voted for Brexit voted, I believe, to make themselves poorer," he told BBC radio.

Adonis resigned last Friday as chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission to protest May's Brexit policy.

The Labour Party peer is urging other senior figures to speak out against Brexit, which he said would rip Britain out of its key trading alliances.

Britain voted in a 2016 referendum to leave the EU, but negotiations towards a new trading agreement with EU nations have been slowed by disputes.