Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with Tony Blair's former advisor over Brexit

Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with Tony Blair's former advisor over the reasons behind the Brexit vote

Tony Blair and John McTernan

Friday, November 25, 2016

Julia Hartley-Brewer furiously clashed with Tony Blair's former advisor over the reasons for the vote to leave the EU and the possibility of a second referendum.

John McTernan came onto the show to discuss Tony Blair's return to politics. The former PM has courted fire when he said that the British public could put the brakes on Brexit if they feel the costs of leaving outweigh the benefits, or if they disagree with the terms of the deal.

This was followed by another former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, saying the Remain voters should not be held by the "tyranny of the majority."

In an interview with our mid-morning host, an argument erupted over the course of the conversation. 

When Julia expressed her view that she hopes there will be an economic boost to Brexit – but that it wasn't the reason why she voted to leave – McTernan accused her of contradicting herself.

In response, Julia furiously told him to stop telling her what she thinks. The argument degenerated until Julia finally told him that "the attitude like yours" is the reason why she and the others voted to leave, which Mr. McTernan labelled "a joke".

Listen to it above.