'All Tony Blair will succeed in doing is entrenching Leave views deeper,' says Jonny Gould

'All Tony Blair will succeed in doing is entrenching Leave views deeper,' says Jonny Gould

Jonny Gould blasted Tony Blair over his Brexit speech

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jonny Gould has expressed his anger over Tony Blair's speech on Friday. 

The former Prime Minister has been condemned for "arrogance" following his speech, in which he urged people to "rise up" and change the minds of Leave voters in order to remain in the European Union. 

He claimed the British public didn't know what they were voting for. 

This lit a fire under our presenter, and he spoke out against the former Prime Minister. 

He said: "Tony Blair enraged me with his arrogance this week.

"Most of you will be saying 'what's new there?', but why I'm moved to comment is that I'd seen him speak to an intimate audience days prior where he'd outlined his ideas for Brexit from a detached point of view. 

"He wasn't coming back because he was aware of the animosity felt by millions over Iraq. Turns out then, Open Britain is a forceful bid to get a significant group of the 52% to change their minds.

"All he will succeed in doing is entrenching their views deeper, and all it will do is anger most of those Leave voters.

"I say this is a bid to take control of centreground British politics, and it fools nobody."

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