In a speech for Open Britain Blair says the nation should stay ‘with the biggest political union on our doorstep’ [Image: D Baratz/Barcroft Images].

Blair should scuttle back to his cash-padded hole.

He isn’t speaking for Remain to get a better deal for Britain; he’s doing it to undermine Jeremy Corbyn.

Divide and conquer: It’s the oldest trick in the Tory book and Blair was always an avid student of Tory ways.

In contrast, Jeremy Corbyn is trying to bring the UK back together, heal the rifts the referendum created between people, and find a way forward that works for the majority.

Blair doesn’t want that. It could improve Labour’s electability and he doesn’t want Labour to be electable under Corbyn. He wants another pale blue Tory clone leading Labour, who won’t do any harm to the neoliberal economic policies that are ruining the UK but making a few people extremely rich.

So he’s dog-whistling – saying he wants to represent Remainers but actually trying to undermine Labour.

He thinks he’ll succeed because, let’s face it, he fooled many of us that he was a Labour politician for more than a decade.

Don’t be fooled again.

Tony Blair will declare his mission to persuade the UK to stay in the EU today, calling for remain supporters to “rise up in defence of what we believe”.

The former prime minister will make the statement at his first big speech since the EU referendum, arguing that people were misinformed when they voted for Brexit.

“The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind,” he is expected to say. “Our mission is to persuade them to do so.”

Source: Tony Blair calls on remainers to ‘rise up in defence of our beliefs’ | Politics | The Guardian

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