Blair: Labour will be Crushed If General Election Is Called
Former Prime Minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair has said Labour should reject a potential snap general election.
Under a Jeremy Corbyn leadership, Mr Blair said that Labour would “struggle” in a General Election, adding: “The opposition vote is going to split and under our system, that delivers a comfortable Tory majority.”
Mr Blair made the comments at the Institute for Government on Monday morning — hours before sources revealed to media that Johnson has called his Cabinet for an extraordinary meeting this evening amidst speculation that the prime minister will request a snap election. Boris Johnson’s plans to deliver Brexit, with or without a deal on October 31st, are set to face opposition from Remainer MPs when the House returns on Tuesday.
“Should the government seek an election, it should be refused in favour of a referendum,” Mr Blair said, claiming the prospective offer of an election was an “elephant trap” for Labour.
Labour Leader Corbyn, who wants a second referendum, said that his party is “working with other parties to do everything necessary to pull our country back from the brink” to stop a no deal Brexit, claiming that “unless we stop Johnson’s government now, it is a headlong rush into the arms of Donald Trump”.
In other words Blair is admitting that the public would vote for Brexit and if necessary a no deal Brexit.