Lord Adonis — former Minister of State for Education under Tony Blair — has issued a new fatwa on Brexit: those responsible must be investigated by public inquiry and banned from holding political office ever again.
Remoaner Lord Adonis – ‘Ban Brexiteers from Holding Public Office’
So let’s just get this clear. In June 2016, 17.4 million people voted for Brexit — more people than have ever voted for any cause in British history — but that democratic decision is not good enough for Lord Adonis who now thinks it must be stopped.
When Brexit is stopped, there will have to be a public enquiry and in my view those directly responsible should never hold office again
— Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) September 16, 2018
Not only does he think it must be stopped but he also thinks ‘those directly responsible’ — presumably the most politically senior Brexit campaigners like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove — should be investigated by a public inquiry whose outcome Lord Adonis has already predetermined: they must never hold office again.
But why should the public be forced to pay for an inquiry whose purpose was to punish those politicians who most closely represented them?