Tony Blair and Tim Farron could combine to try and stop Brexit
In a massive 1,200 word statement, the former Labour leader urged voters to put more pressure on candidates.
And he claimed MPs should commit to holding “the Government properly to account in the interests of the country. This should cross party lines”.
He added: “The political situation the country faces is unprecedented and dangerous.
“We risk a Parliament which is lop-sided in its make-up; which has a big Tory majority – in part delivered not because of the intrinsic merits of Brexit or the Tories themselves but because of the state of Labour; where they will claim a mandate to take us wherever they will; when we desperately need representatives who will at least keep an open mind.
“This requires the electorate in every constituency to know where the candidates stand; and the mobilisation of the thousands in each constituency to make it clear that for them this issue counts when it comes to their vote.”
Mr Blair was Prime Minister for a decade and won three general elections, raking in massive majorities for Labour in both 1997 and 2001.
Tim Farron has vowed his party will oppose Brexit
Although stepping out the limelight for a few years, the Europhile politician has reemerged with all guns blazing since the Brexit vote last year.
And he has demanded voters show Theresa May exactly what they think of her hard Brexit strategy following her announcement to call a snap election on June 8.
But he claimed he was “not urging tactical voting or some anti Tory alliance.”
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Remoaner-in-chief: Blair's Views on Brexit Fri, February 17, 2017
Blair will just not give up.
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'It can be stopped, if the British people decide that having seen what it means, the pain-gain analysis doesn’t stack up'
He said: “I am urging that, as part of this election campaign, we create the capacity for the people to know exactly what the choices are; and elect as many MPs as possible with an open mind on this issue who are prepared to vote according to the quality of the deal and the interests of the British people”.
The comments come amid rumours Mr Blair could have agreed to share a stage with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, as a senior Liberal Democrat sources confirmed they could join forces to make pro-European Union interventions during the campaign.
Theresa May announced a snap election on June 8
A party source said: “We are the only party that opposes a hard Brexit and believes that the British people should have their say in a second EU referendum.
“If any politicians from Tony Blair to Chuka Umunna agree with us then we will welcome their support.
“We will be working everyday to win Liberal Democrat votes and have greater representation in the House of Commons.”
However Mr Blair’s office have since claimed the reports he could campaign for a party opposing Brexit were “not true”.