Theresa May clashes with Tony Blair over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May.-AP
British Prime Minister Theresa May.-AP

London - May accused Blair of insulting voters and trying to undermine her government with calls for a second referendum.



By AFP

Published: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 16 Dec 2018, 11:07 PM

An extraordinary public row broke out on Sunday between British Prime Minister Theresa May and former Labour party leader Tony Blair over her Brexit deal.
May accused Blair of insulting voters and trying to undermine her government with calls for a second referendum to break the political deadlock over the divorce deal she struck with the EU.
"For Tony Blair to go to Brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum is an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served," May said. "We cannot, as he would, abdicate responsibility for this decision."
Blair, who was Labour PM between 1997 and 2007, on Sunday accused the Conservative leader of being 'irresponsible'. "The sensible thing is now to allow parliament to vote on each of the forms of Brexit canvassed, including the PM's deal," he said.


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