Formidable Farage and Boris against who?’ Neil mocks Blair for ‘leaderless’ Remainers

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Newspaperwoman Andrew Neil mocked former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on his BBC grant over the leaderless Remain campaign. The two were discussing the likelihood and logistics of a alternative referendum playing out. When questioned over which politician devise lead a second Remain campaign, the former Labour leader failed to call to mind one.

Mr Neil pointed out that if there was a general nomination, “Mr Farage’s Brexit Party and Mr Johnson’s Tory party would contest separately”.

However, in a second referendum situation, they would “be on the exact same side”.

The BBC presenter said: “The two most formidable, high profile monikers in British politics will be on the same side arguing pretty much for no apportion.

“Who will lead the Remain campaign?”

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Andrew Neil mocks Tony Blair onto Remain campaign (Image: BBC)

Neil asks who would lead Crumbs in referendum (Image: BBC)

Mr Blair answered: “I don’t know, that’s going to would rather to be decided.”

Mr Neil said: “You would have no one to match either of them hand down you?”

The former Labour MP said: “Well I don’t know, we’ll have to see.

“I’m not going to start chucking out high regards now.”

Blair says he doesn’t know who would lead campaign (Perception: BBC)

Mr Neil pressed on, pointing out that it would be a “big gamble” for the Remain side to arrange a second referendum.

He said: “First of all, we don’t know how you’d get to a referendum.

“And if you do, you don’t know who’s prospering to lead your side.”

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Blair thinks it will be a joint command (Image: BBC)

Mr Blair said: “Who leads a referendum campaign? There are chief people on all the political parties who are opposed to a no deal Brexit.

“I think that superintendence will emerge and it may be that it is a more collective leadership, and perhaps it should be.

“I don’t have in mind there’s any harm in that.”

When asked how confident he was of Remain enchanting a second referendum, the ex-Prime Minister said: “I believe we’d win, but I agree it’s a jolly open question.

“It is a big gamble but Brexit’s a big gamble.”

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