Tony Blair scared British Labour supporters will vote in Corbyn


This video from Britain says about itself:

Father of soldier killed in Iraq says Tony Blair is war criminal and international terrorist

18 January 2011

Reg Keys, who stood against Tony Blair in the 2005 general election, says in this BBC interview that the Iraq war was an act of international terrorism and Blair should be held to account as a war criminal.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Tony Blair: Labour faces ‘annihilation’ if Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership

Former prime minister intensifies warning to Labour leadership voters, urging them to reject Corbyn’s policies and ‘understand the danger we are in’

Rowena Mason, Political correspondent

Wednesday 12 August 2015 18.30 BST

The Labour party is in the worst danger in its 100-year history and faces possible annihilation if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership, Tony Blair has warned.

In a desperate appeal to Labour members and supporters, the former prime minister urged them to set aside their opinions about his three terms in power and save the party from self-destruction by rejecting Corbyn’s politics. …

He made his plea in an article for the Guardian after a YouGov opinion poll suggested Corbyn, a veteran leftwinger, is heading for a landslide victory, with Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall having failed to enthuse the electorate. …

However, his [Blair‘s] latest article represents a significant intensification of the warnings and suggests there is mounting panic in the Labour party establishment about the idea that Corbyn is heading for victory. …

In July, Corbyn dismissed Blair’s “silly” warnings about his campaign and highlighted the former prime minister’s loss of support after the Iraq war.

Michael Meacher, a Labour former minister and supporter of Corbyn, said Blairites need to understand that the surge in enthusiasm for the Islington North MP represents the dismantling of the New Labour era.

“It is the biggest non-revolutionary upturning of the social order in modern British politics,” he said. “The Blairite coup of the mid-1990s hijacked the party to the Tory ideology of ‘leave it all to the markets and let the state get out of the way’, and when asked what was her greatest achievement Mrs Thatcher triumphantly replied ‘New Labour’.

“After 20 years of swashbuckling capitalism the people of Britain have finally said enough, and Labour is now finally regaining its real principles and values. Understandably the Blairite faction is disconcerted by their abrupt loss of power, but they have a duty to remain loyal to the Labour party as the left has always done”. …

While Corbyn appears to have the support of the majority of activists, the mood of the parliamentary party is extremely gloomy about the prospect of his victory.

One senior Labour MP and former cabinet minister told the Guardian that now is the time for figures such as Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown to speak out with their views but the interventions of arch-Blairites were self-indulgent and unhelpful to the other three candidates.

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