Tony Blair’s remarks will infuriate those running the Labour election campaign [Image: Victoria Jones/PA].

Labour’s rules on this are very clear: Anyone calling for voters to support another party – for any reason at all – is in breach of their membership conditions.

Tony Blair, as a high-profile Labour member, is deliberately trying to harm his own party’s electoral prospects. Jeremy Corbyn’s response is too lenient.

It’s an open-and-shut case; Mr Blair should be expelled at once.

Oh, and let’s be clear, I agree completely with Eoin on this:

That doesn’t alter the fact that all political parties have rules, and it shouldn’t matter how big, famous or popular any member is – everybody must be treated the same way. Blair must go.

Jeremy Corbyn hit back at Tony Blair after the former Labour prime minister advised voters to consider backing Conservative or Liberal Democrat candidates in June’s general election, if they promise to have an open mind about the terms of the final Brexit deal.

As Labour embarks on a tough election campaign, Blair urged the public to set party allegiance aside, in order to avoid the 8 June poll becoming a “steamroller election”, and maximise the number of MPs willing to vote against a “hard Brexit” when Theresa May brings the deal back to the House of Commons.

A spokesman for Corbyn said: “On 9 June, we will either have a Labour government or a Tory one. If you want Brexit to be used to turn Britain into a low-wage tax haven, vote Tory. If you want a Britain for the many not the few after Brexit, vote Labour. The choice is clear.”

Source: Corbyn hits back at Blair after former PM’s call to put party allegiances aside | Politics | The Guardian

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