British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and American President Donald Trumpare facing 21st century political variants of Waterloo, the monumental battle that Wellington won and Napoleon lost. For Johnson, it is Brexit. For Trump, it is impeachment. Both are virtually inevitable.
Not even MPs on stupidity steroids can hope to get near to the prime minister during her descent into incoherence – John Crace
Not only Tony Blair but also the Tory then Prime Minister’s David Cameroon were sensible enough to not pilot the Brexit plane they had no prior knowledge of or believe in; it seems they appreciated the magnitude and monstrosity of project Brexit and decided to go noncommittal – declining responsibility hence jumped the doomed careering ship.
Tony Blair has said the Independent Group (TIG) of breakaway MPs are “courageous” but he will stay in Labour as he is “deeply attached” to the party.
Blair, a long-standing critic Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, denied he was involved with TIG MPs’ plan to split the party but said he had “sympathy” with them.
Speaking to BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, he added: “I’m in touch with them and I have spoken to some of them.
“I’ve got a great deal of sympathy with what they’re doing and what they’re saying.”
It’s thought the EU would only be willing to grant a longer extension beyond July if it were for the sake of making time for a general election or a second referendum – rather than simply letting discussions carry on or as a time-buying exercise.
In the scenario of a general election or referendum, the UK would have to write to the EU requesting an Article 50 extension, all member states would have to agree, and then the UK government would need to pass legislation to change the EU Withdrawal Act, in which the 29 March date is enshrined in law.
|CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA! NO!|Of course Tony Blair has every right to offer his opinion on Brexit. Anybody has that right, at least at this rate.
Theresa May shouldn’t be bothered about this for as long she has a handle on the BIGGER picture – Brexit on a good deal.
Yes! The Prime Minister had a privileged upbringing and always got her own way – but again let her have her own way on BREXIT because she is the best of the Torys left as far as we are aware and based on the situation the last time we checked.