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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.”
But others agreed with Lord Adonis, with one Twitter user commenting: “It’s only a matter of time before it happens.”
Lord Adonis’ tweet comes as Boris Johnson has insisted a Brexit deal with the EU is “there to be done”.
The Prime Minister added that there is also “a good chance” of the UK striking a trade agreement with the US.
Mr Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed during a phone call on Saturday to “redouble efforts” to reach a Brexit deal, with negotiations set to continue next week.
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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.
“I think there is a good chance we’ll do something – Liz Truss and her team’s made a huge amount of progress – and we’ll get on.”
The UK voted for Brexit in June 2016.
Britain officially left the EU on January 31 and is in a transition period until the end of the year.
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