TONY Blair today hit out at Labour’s Brexit fudge and suggested voters should back the Lib Dems or Change UK instead. The ex-PM insisted Jeremy Corbyn’s half-in, half-out compromise position would fail because Brits on both sides of the Brexit divide reject it. Mr Blair, who backs a second referendum, said he still plans to vote Labour in the European elections on May 23. But in a message to fellow Europhiles annoyed with Mr Corbyn’s flip-flopping on Brexit, he added that rather than staying away from the polls they should vote for a smaller party. He told Sky News: “Don’t stay at home, go and vote for one of the avowedly Remain parties. “It’s not so much the seats, it’s the percentage of votes – so that anti-Brexit side of the ledger is stronger than the Farage side of the ledger.”And he praised the breakaway Change UK party, saying: “I talk to the people who are in Change UK a lot. A lot of what they say I sympathise with.” The former Labour leader insisted there is no “compromise form of Brexit” available – claiming a soft Brexit would end up being totally pointless. Writing in the Observer, he tore… Read full this story
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