Tony Blair was a key figure in brokering the Good Friday Agreement [Image: Reuters/Toby Melville].

What’s worse – Brexit-backing MPs’ willingness to sacrifice 20 years of peace in Northern Ireland for a destructive departure from the EU, or the fact that they have given Tony Blair a public platform again?

What’s worse is – for a change – Mr Blair is absolutely right.

Or is he?

We’ve had the opinions of Messrs Hannan and Paterson, Ms Hoey and the rest of the Brexit brigade; we’ve had the opinions of people like Mr Blair. We haven’t had the opinions of the public. Let’s remedy that:

Tony Blair has slammed Brexit-backing MPs for “frankly sickening” calls to scrap the Good Friday Agreement.

The former Prime Minister, who brokered the 1998 Belfast accord, accused Leave backers of being “prepared to sacrifice” peace in Northern Ireland on the “altar of Brexit”.

Prominent Tories Owen Paterson and Daniel Hannan attracted a slew of  criticism for claiming the GFA had “failed”, with remainers accusing them of trying to pave the way for a clean exit from the Customs Union.

Fellow hardline Brexiter and Labour MP Kate Hoey told HuffPost UK, meanwhile, that it was time for a “cold, rational look” at the peace deal.

Blair said: “There are politicians prepared to sacrifice the Good Friday Agreement on the altar of Brexit and declare that the peace agreed in Northern Ireland is not, really, worth having anyway.

“This is irresponsibility that is frankly sickening.”

Source: Tony Blair Slams ‘Frankly Sickening’ Calls To Scrap Good Friday Agreement


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