Tony Blair thinks this is the real reason people hate him (and it's not Iraq)

Louis Dor
Saturday 28 May 2016 10:00
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Former prime minister Tony Blair has warned the public that Jeremy Corbyn is not the right person to run the country and that electing him would be a "dangerous experiment".

In other news, the sun rises and babies cry.

Blair, who was Labour leader from 1994 to 2007 and prime minister for ten years said in an interview with the BBC that Corbyn's rise to the leadership was not a rejection of his brand of centrist politics in the party.

He also said that people disliked him not for the Iraq War - the Chilcot Inquiry is published 6 July, folks - but for being so successful:

There are people who disagree with me for reasons that they say are to do with, say, Iraq, but actually are to do with the fact I won three elections for the Labour Party and they didn't like it.

He's not wrong that people don't like him or want to be associated with him...

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...but now he's saying he's unpopular for winning political popularity contests?

Pull the other one, Tony.

Here are the real reasons people don't like Blair:

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Yup - immigration and... Iraq.

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