Lord Adonis quits as Theresa May's infrastructure tsar over Brexit
Labour peer says prime minister has become ‘voice of Ukip’ as he resigns as chair of National Infrastructure Commission
Lord Andrew Adonis, the former Labour minister, has resigned as chair of the government-backed national infrastructure commission in protest at Theresa May’s management of Brexit, describing the process as “a dangerous populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump”.
The former transport secretary headed the body that makes recommendations to the government on major projects such the high-speed rail link HS2. Most recently, he recommended that 1m new homes be built in the “brain belt” spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes.
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Source: Guardian Transport