Former UK Prime Minister and owner and Executive Director of the Tony Blair Institute, Tony Blair, is a wise man full of wisdom and vision. But Blair also values a penny and therefore is only willing to share his wisdom and vision for the amount of 1 million euros per hour. And today Blair will find the time to share his vision once more, and will call on the remain supporters in the UK to “stop Brexit (…) and to rise up in defence of what we believe.” Blair is expected to say this at an event hosted by Open Britain, a cross-party political group campaigning against a “destructive” Brexit.
Blair will mention why the referendum results were in favour of Brexit, and as always when a voting result is not in favour of the elites, it’s because:
“The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind. Our challenge is to expose relentlessly the actual cost, to show how this decision was based on imperfect knowledge which will now become informed knowledge, to calculate in ‘easy to understand’ ways how proceeding will cause real damage to the country and its citizens, and to build support for finding a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge.”
Maybe someone should explain to Blair that informing the electorate is useful before an election or referendum. But Blair already knows this of course, since he can be quoted as saying: “I don’t know if we can succeed. But I do know we will suffer a rancorous verdict from future generations if we do not try.” And there lies the essence of what Blair is saying; the desire to be mentioned in the history books is greater than to actually achieve what he pleads.
See his full speech below.
Tony Blair is to give a speech today outlining his continued political irrelevance.
— Frank Fisher (@frank_fisher) 17 februari 2017