Das Verhalten britischer Politiker im Zusammenhang mit dem Brexit erinnert verblüffend an die Defizite, die gewisse Hirnschäden mit sich bringen. Hat man das einmal verstanden, ist offenkundig, was jetzt zu tun wäre.
Just when you think hardline Remainers couldn’t get any more bonkers, it now emerges that former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron when it comes to trying to kill off Brexit.
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Over the weekend the Sunday Times had quoted a source on Blair’s contact with Macron: “He’s saying, ‘You’ve got to hold firm and then we’ll end up staying’.”
The Telegraph have also had it confirmed by those in France that Blair has been in contact with Macron.
Blair had previously told Euronews: “I don’t disclose the people I speak to because that should remain private between me and the leaders I talk to.
“But I think it’s very obvious…I need to get the European leaders to the next stage which is to realise that the probability is it’s going to happen and they’ve got to prepare for it.”
The former PM has also previously wrote in the German media alongside Nick Clegg and Lord Heseltine, urging European leaders to give them more time to stop Brexit.
Last October they co-authored a piece that said: “Our domestic debate is far from over and, even at this late hour, many of us are continuing to make the case that the British public need to make the final decision once we are in possession of all the relevant facts.”
Just last week there were also reports that hardline Remainer MP Dominic Grieve was meeting members of Macron’s French government.
Pro-Brexit MP Peter Bone has reacted furiously: “It is totally unacceptable for a former Prime Minister to go around the heads of European countries and undermine the Government’s position. I’m not sure we could find another time in modern history when this has happened.
“Tony Blair has to realise he has had his time as Prime Minister and I’m surprised and disappointed he has done this. I doubt he would have liked it if his predecessors had done this to him.”
The French President has repeatedly attacked Brexit, most recently saying: “The trap is not being part of the European Union. The trap is in the lie and the irresponsibility that can destroy it. Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future?
“Who spoke to them about losing access to the European market? Who mentioned the risks to peace in Ireland of restoring the former border? Nationalist retrenchment offers nothing; it is rejection without an alternative. And this trap threatens the whole of Europe: the anger mongers, backed by fake news, promise anything and everything.”
This international interference comes despite Macron having a poor domestic disapproval rating that hit 76%, and 40% of French voters now wanting to leave the European Union themselves.
Hardline British Remainers working with anti-Brexit forces to try and overturn the referendum result. Truly disgraceful.