“I think Tony Blair was right to be highlighting concerns about the current direction the Government is going in,” she said.
Responding on the programme, Mr Duncan Smith made a scathing assessment of the Remain camp and the Labour Party.
Iain Duncan Smith bashed Heidi Alexander for looking to Tony Blair over Brexit
I don’t know why you feel so small and insignificant that your own concerns and worries need Tony Blair to step up to the plate and tell you what they are
Iain Duncan Smith
He said: “Look, Heidi I’m sorry, you guys have been making these same arguments for months and months and months, you made them before the referendum, you made them after the referendum.
“I don’t know why you feel so small and insignificant that your own concerns and worries need Tony Blair to step up to the plate and tell you what they are.
“The fact is we all know what the concerns are but the British people voted to leave the European Union, so the job of the Government is to ensure that as we leave they negotiate as best they can the best deals possible to make sure that we end up with a good arrangement.”
Ms Alexander fired back and said she did not “need Iain Duncan Smith to tell me that I’m small and insignificant” before the former Tory leader interrupted and said: “Well that’s what you think you are.”
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The Labour MP went on to say Mr Blair was simply setting out “how high the stakes are for our country”.
She continued: “What we have to do is put people’s jobs, people’s livelihoods, people’s standard of living above Theresa Mays’s desire to kerb immigration, this is what this whole issue comes down to.”
But news anchor Matt Frei then had a dig at Mr Corbyn for not being able to “make that point” and said Mr Blair’s speech “spoke volumes” about the Labour Party.
Ms Alexander responded: “I think all of us have to step up in making these arguments.”