Blair: “Mistaken” Corbyn Should Fight Against Brexit
Former Labour leader and Prime Minister Tony Blair has hit out at Jeremy Corbyn, calling his approach to Brexit “mistaken” and “timid”.
He said that if Labour don’t take the “high ground” by opposing Brexit, they will be seen to be helping the government to carry it through which Mr Blair seems to think is a bad thing.
In an article, Blair said: “First, because the Labour Party is saying that we too would do Brexit, we cannot attack its vast distractive impact.
“Labour could mount such a powerful assault on the Government‘s record from the appalling state of the NHS to crime, which through neglect and failure to support the police is on the rise again, if we were saying to the country: here’s the agenda which could be delivered for the people were it not for the fact that all the energies of Government and substantial amounts of cash are devoted to Brexit.
“And, second, it puts us in a vulnerable position when the Government concludes ‘the deal’ some time in 2018.”
He argued that Labour should be going “to the high ground on opposing Brexit and go after the Tories for their failures to tackle the country’s real challenges”.