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Leading People’s Vote campaigner pulls out of speech to Lichfield group

A planned speech in Lichfield by a leading People’s Vote campaigner has been cancelled.

Lord Adonis. Pic: The National Archives
Lord Adonis. Pic: The National Archives

Lord Andrew Adonis was due to be at a meeting in the city on 25th February.

However, organisers have now confirmed the event will not go ahead.

A spokesperson said: “Unfortunately Andrew is now no longer available to come to Lichfield. We have had to cancel our meeting.

“It is possible that Andrew will be available for a meeting in Lichfield at some time in March.”

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19 Comments

  1. wilf

    21st February, 2019 at 10:03 am

    There’s something ironic about no new date being confirmed. Has Lord Adonis opted for a no-deal withdrawal from the event?

  2. Mark_My_Words

    21st February, 2019 at 10:22 am

    No. It’s just that the Government irresponsibly running down the clock and the need to head off a no deal chaotic Brexit is putting great time pressures on politicians.

  3. Jack Andrea

    21st February, 2019 at 11:29 am

    That’s a shame. I’d like to have gone and seen what is all about.

  4. Nodge

    21st February, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Scared off when he realised Lichfield is broadly anti-HS2. Wise, but weak move.

  5. Darryl Godden

    21st February, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Disappointing but LA’s tireless campaign for a People’s Vote is what is important here.

  6. Joshua

    21st February, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Lichfield voted to leave so he has no right to be here in West Midlands or a magnificent people of the fair city to be made to regret their votes

  7. Darryl Godden

    21st February, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    And thousands voted to remain Joshua and want to hear what he has to say.

    If anyone is regretting their vote, I imagine it’s because the realisation that project fear was actually project reality and this fiasco is costing the country dearly.

  8. Mark_My_Words

    21st February, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    No, Nodge

    There’s a slight chance he’ll be doing another event in Lichfield in the next few weeks. All depends on the Government’s Brexit omnishamble.

  9. Rob

    21st February, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    It’s a shame Fiona Onasanya can’t come. At least she won’t be joining the Independent Group, in fact, she won’t be joining anybody.

  10. Philip Allso

    21st February, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    With regards Brexit I would remind the remainders of the dire predictions for computer meltdown in the year 2000. Many millions were expended trying to forstay the catastroph confidently predicted by the news media. It was a damp squib of epic proportions. So will it be with Brexit. Business is without compassion. Business is bigger than governments. Business in the EU wants to trade with us. They will. Why all the fake news has turned people’s heads is akin to heard panic. We do not want a Micky Mouse agreement that is effectively worse than what we already have. No agreement is fine. In a short time the change will be almost unnoticeable. If we stay in and the EU fails, as looks a possibility, the remainders will fade with the fake news we are all familiar with. It is with profound misgivings that I support our MP Michael Fabricant but give him credit for his loyalty to the Lichfield vote. He more than us is in a position to view the wider perspective. Well done Michael and thank you!

  11. Darryl Godden

    21st February, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Oh Philip good grief, do you know how many billions were spent to counter the millennium bug? It didn’t just ‘go ok in the end,’ over $300 billion was spent world-wide to retrospectively program computers and code unfit for the 21st century. That’s a considerable amount of countries coming together to solve a problem. Brexit is 27 united countries dealing with one that wants to leave, the problem is ours and ours alone.

    This dreadful comparison syndrome needs to stop, “we survived Dunkirk and we shall prevail here,” hundreds of thousands died on the shores of France, is that the barometer of a successful withdrawal from the EU.

    Grow up.

  12. Philip Allso

    22nd February, 2019 at 11:01 am

    As always Darryl your statistics are at odds with reality. Hundreds of thousands did not die on the shores of France during Dunkirk nor even during D Day. This in no way diminishes the sacrifices of those who died. Exaggerating ‘facts’ to try and influence situations seems to be a modern trend. There will be a period of adjustment following our departure from EU membership but many think that is preferable to the current situation. I will not be insulting like you have been but perhaps point out that you of course can remain in the EU if you choose to live there. Incidently, I was involved in computers in an industrial setting just prior to 2000. The clock settings in the software was supposed to be problematic. No adjustments were made. Nothing happened. My father in law was one of the last of the British Exploratory Force to leave France. His account was good enough for me.

  13. Rob

    22nd February, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Those facts are very awkward Philip.
    At my company in late 1999 we just accessed the BIOS and moved the date to 12/31/1999 and set the time to roll over midnight to see what happened. Nothing untoward happened.

  14. Philip Allso

    22nd February, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Interesting Rob. We had a lot of Apple Mac’s (probably G3’s). Crosfield Electronics had a contract with us for maintenance but because it had UNIX operating language, which is still restricted, were at a loss to do anything. Apple were not offering any potential fix. In the event it was a non event as no problem arose. Of course in those days computers and their software were still in development. The World Wide Web had just about started. Viruses were unknown! We were very concerned at the time as there was potential massive damage to our company. The power of false news? Who knows, but I think we have seen a lot more like it over the last two years. It is almost impossible to know who to believe or trust.

  15. Darryl Godden

    22nd February, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Hundreds of thousands was a mistake, although it’s strange you think that’s a defence against the criticism that the ridiculous stoic comparison of world events will see us through Brexit.

    To be honest, I hope you’re right, however I have not had enough of experts, as the ERG have suggested, and tend to believe diligent and well sourced experts who deal with world economic affairs on a regular basis, who say this is going to be a shit show.

    Furthermore, given the manoeuvrings by several high profile companies, who understand their business better than some Brexiteer MP with a inflated ego, taking their business elsewhere, I believe they see it as a shit show as well.

  16. Rob

    27th February, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Lord Adonis failed to turn up to table his own anti-brexit motion in the Lords on Monday night so the chances of him making it to Lichfield is probably quite low.
    In other news, the delightful Fiona may now ne available, but she will be wearing a tag.

  17. Darryl

    28th February, 2019 at 9:44 am

    And again Rob attempts to impune Labour, of which I am not a supporter, by some bizarre reference to Fiona Osanaya, who the majority of Labour members believe should stand down. This ridiculous equivalence is pathetic and merely serves to prove one thing, Rob is simply a troll.

  18. Steven Norman

    4th March, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Lord Adonis is going to be here on March 18th.

  19. Mark_My_Words

    20th March, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    He gave a storming speech on the 18th March In Wade Street Church. Witty, optimistic … but above all intelligent.

    Please let’s hope he can resign his peerage and stand as MP for Lichfield.

    One other plus point: he’s got the courage, dignity and self-respect to admit he’s lost his head hair!

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