Lord Adonis

Lead Remainer suggests Cambridge vice-chancellor ‘should go back to Canada’

9 February 2018 12:27

Since leaving government, Lord Adonis has busied himself as a chief cheerleader for the campaign to stop Brexit. The Remain…

Lord Adonis: Nigel Farage is now Prime Minister

30 December 2017 11:19

Oh dear. Lord Adonis brought Theresa May’s Christmas holiday to an abrupt end yesterday with the news that he is…

Lord Adonis’s resignation letter – full text

29 December 2017 19:28

Andrew Adonis, the former Labour Transport Secretary and newly non-affiliated peer, has quit as the government’s infrastructure tsar, slamming the…

Power shortages in Britain’s energy network are shameful

10 November 2015 12:49

Last Wednesday, following what National Grid casually referred to as ‘multiple plant breakdowns’ of a number of power stations –…

Major coup for Osborne as Lord Adonis resigns Labour whip to chair infrastructure commission

4 October 2015 22:09

A key theme of this Tory conference will be the party running its tanks all over Labour’s lawn while the…

Lord Adonis ‘stranded in Philippines’: send cash immediately

14 July 2015 11:24

This morning’s mailbox gave Mr S cause for alarm. A message popped up from Lord Adonis explaining that he had…

Minister demands apology from Miliband after stats blunder

1 July 2014 16:14

The Tories are very keen to sabotage Ed Miliband’s big speech about rebalancing the British economy, which is probably a…

Labour’s localism arms race

1 July 2014 8:51

How can politicians encourage this country’s economy to grow more evenly? Do you build a nice big railway line? Or…

Will Ebbsfleet lead to a deluge of new garden cities?

18 March 2014 17:52

One of the announcements in tomorrow’s Budget that George Osborne has been very keen to trail is his support for…

Where would Ed Miliband’s first New Town go?

17 February 2014 18:33

Ed Miliband has been singing the praises of New Towns in tonight’s Standard, saying a Labour government would use these…

Andrew Adonis interview: HS2, free schools and running for Mayor of London

21 October 2013 12:11

Newcastle upon Tyne Andrew Adonis is not your conventional ‘retired’ politician. The sprightly 50-year-old shadow infrastructure minister remains more influential…

Is Lord Adonis the right man to lead Labour’s Growth Review?

12 August 2013 15:17

One of the things we know about Labour’s policies is that the Adonis Growth Review is meant to produce a…

Skills are the problem. But does anyone have a solution?

22 April 2013 18:27

For years, words ‘skills’ and ‘crisis’ have been joined in British political discourse. It’s a problem that no one seems…