Tony Blair has been widely pilloried and mocked for his absolute self-awareness failure during his appearance on the BBC’s Marr show on Sunday morning.
Discussing Brexit, the idea of a second referendum and Theresa May’s dismal Brexit ‘deal’, Blair said – with a straight face – that Theresa May’s deal is so awful that it would be “a bit like me having come in as leader of the Labour Party and suddenly deciding I’ve become a Conservative“.
But that was far from the only such failure Blair suffered during his interview with Marr – who surprisingly praised the wisdom of Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit – nor even necessarily his worst or most revealing:
Blair’s failure to even consider that the EU referendum was supposed to be a ‘final’ event ‘for a generation’ shows how out of touch he is – unlike Corbyn – with the feelings and opinions of leave voters in Labour heartlands,
But even worse is his complete indifference to the suffering of millions under Tory policies – many of which she personally oversaw – in his opinion of her as a ‘decent person’ with ‘a lot to admire’.
Blair also told Marr that the need for a new ‘centrist’ party has not gone away – but is not now. But he showed during his Marr appearance that he is the living embodiment of the remoteness, blandness, sameness and indifference to the suffering of huge numbers of people that has made so-called centrism completely toxic to the millions in this country who are sick to death of ‘more of the same’.
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