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Theresa May's Infrastructure Czar Quits, Lashing Out at Brexit

  • Leaving EU causing civil service ‘nervous breakdown’: Adonis
  • Says Brexit is ‘nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump’
Andrew Adonis in 2009.

Andrew Adonis in 2009.

Photographer: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Andrew Adonis quit as Theresa May’s infrastructure czar, but not before delivering a blistering verdict on the Brexit policy being pursued by the U.K. prime minister and her Conservative Party.

The Labour peer and former transport secretary described Brexit as a “populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump” in a resignation letter published by the Guardian that he confirmed as “accurate” on Twitter.