Blair pushes for Brexit-ref two


Blair pushes for Brexit-ref two

Peter Divey explains that Tony Blair’s recent contributions to the Brexit debate are simply the latest in a series of salvos, coordinated to by the European Union, aimed at pushing Britain towards Brexit-ref two.

I watched Blair on the BBC last Sunday. I had already scoured the press on the web.  Remarkable. The biggest walk-back in political history? Hypocritical and comedic. He is garnering altogether too much air-time and general coverage. Having said that I was glued to the telly waiting to hear his justification for tighter immigration from the EU. He was almost pleading. Mostly for a second referendum. The EU told Cameron to do one but suddenly now in this new post-Brexit enlightenment the EU may be more amenable. There was an acknowledgement that Brexit voters had legitimate concerns. Really? Not uninformed or unintelligent. Are the insults not working? Are the Lemmings not complying?

The thing that really caught my attention was something small: “it is a conversation that we will be able to have after the German elections”. This confirms the reason for the current stalled Brexit talks. Not only to do with “insufficient progress”. Everyone on the EU side is in a holding pattern until Angela is re-crowned. She will then sweep in and give her considered decision. I suspect it will carry the overwhelming weight of a fait accompli. Blair mentioned proposals from Macron to alter EU movement of people that would specifically prohibit under-cutting of local pay. Blair himself spoke about area specific pay bargaining. Rather complicated. He used this as an illustration of new EU flexibility going forward. The EU can reform. He chose not to mention that it has been sternly opposed, principally by the Visegrád Group.

The usual EU provocateurs are especially noisy and un-diplomatic right now. I honestly believe that the EU did not expect Brexit to go ahead. Why would they? Just another referendum after all, and the EU are expert at forcing a re-vote. Or they just ignore it and press on regardless, there is always a side-step or a back door to be found. The UK delaying implementation of article 50 bolstered with confidence that it would be practice as usual. Blair met his old mate Jean-Claude recently and, clearly, they exchanged more than just a kiss. This is another salvo in the EU plan with Blair as messenger-in-chief. We need Brexit-ref two. Juncker does not seem to realise how toxic brand-Blair now is as he clearly still retains credence in EU circles. MPs and Lords only need use the courage of their convictions to steer the British populous back onto the right path, that is Blair’s message. We can yet u-turn and save the day, back into the hands of the caring and protective EU. Our newly flexible friends. Blair of course never admitted to any errors. These are different times.

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    Peter Divey
    Peter Divey's dormant interest in British and American politics has been reawakened by last year's Brexit referendum result and Trump's ascendency to the White House. In his spare time he enjoys playing chess and has a growing collection of vintage wrist watches.
    • getahead

      “Blair pushes for Brexit-ref two”

    • Vera

      And the price Bliar wants – the new position of sole President of the EU. He won’t get it, he is just another useful idiot to the EU. It will be Merkel of course, stupid!

    • 3aple

      Tony Blair is he moral compass of the country. But he’s not the red bit that points North, he’s the white bit that points in the wrong direction.


    • Dr Evil

      He confirms my original leave vote as the most sensible vote. If Tony wants us to remain and another referendum, then we must do the opposite.

    • Only Me

      For all those that still thinks that the EU is a pan European organisation, the fact that everything has to wait until merkel is crowned just shows it is just it a prelude to a new Greater Germany.

      • Vera

        Exactly! The clues are all there if you just care to look.

      • Peter Divey

        Brexit can only exacerbate German dominance

    • EthanEdwards2000

      I’d like a referendum tomorrow on when Bliar is going on trial at the Hague.
      My vote is asap.

    • grumpyashell

      Does he not realise that when the people listen to him they think of all the damage he did,the lies which were told,the wars,death and destruction that his decisions caused and are still causing and he now wants them to believe him !
      The immediate reaction is to do the opposite of Mr.Anthony Blair wants us to do .

      • Vera

        Bliar gives it the kiss of death.

    • Ye Olde Sausage Machine

      The cold, dead eyes of a reptile

      • Peter Divey

        David Icke may be on to something…

    • The Third Man

      It really is embarrassing to see an ex-PM grovelling so hard for money, even worse than when he begged Bush for the job as Middle Eastern envoy.

      • Grammar Grub

        … but you have to admire Putin who the had the supreme sense of irony to give it to him.

    • Felt

      Its all smoke and mirrors. The EU is incapable of negotiation. Their idea of negotiation is to tell Nation States what they are expected to do. Bliar and all his like minded cohort simply follow. They have nothing to offer, nothing, until they see the whites of our eyes. Stop the payments, the endless discussion, media distortion and simply LEAVE as instructed. Then, and only then will we see the EUs arm twisted by the real power brokers. Big Business.

      • Peter Divey

        Walking away,ending negotiation,actually leaving…my preferred option. I am hopeful that EU arrogance will bring this to pass as i don’t think it will be our cowardly politicians. Davis is doing ok though. Verhofstadt called Davis a bully…the pot calling the kettle black. Funny.

    • xylophone

      Blair still really wants to be the EU president. Perhaps that will be his reward from the EU if he scuppers Brexit.

      Fortunately, he is so reviled and hated in Britain that his every intervention damages the Remainer cause and makes a clean Brexit more and more certain.

    • Englishman Abroad

      It’s quite encouraging that a man who steadfastly refused to allow any kind of EU referendum, when he was PM, has clearly had a Damascene conversion, and now wants TWO!
      There will be more joy in heaven, over the one sinner who repenteth..etc etc

    • geo

      Juncker: “cant british peasants just do as they are told?”

      Blair: “hold my Chardonnay, I’ve got this.”

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