No third way: Tony Blair is right on Brexit. Now he should get into the trenches or back off | The Economist

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The Economist suggests that if the former prime minister wants to return to British politics, it describes how he should do it.

Source: No third way: Tony Blair is right on Brexit. Now he should get into the trenches or back off | The Economist

Although I’m on holiday in New Zealand, my wife and I debated this theme over dinner. Of course, we’re both biased, having been passionate Remain advocates.

Simply, Tony Blair makes good sense and he’s an extremely eloquent orator. But as the Economist argues, he’s had his day and brings a lot of baggage to the table. Nevertheless, if Blair has the drive and stamina to redeem himself publicly, I would support him on Brexit (and I’ve voted Conservative all my life). Sadly, I fear Blair’s had his day and we must still watch the Brexit pantomime unfold, knowing the result.

Thoughts?

An optimist’s guide to Brexit – Andrew Marr – The New Statesman

BBC Politics journalist Andrew Marr on the red...

BBC Politics journalist Andrew Marr on the red carpet at the BAFTA Awards, held at the Royal Festival Hall, on the Southbank in London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an outstanding, must-read article by Andrew Marr published in the New Statesman. He argues that Remainers are paralysed by fear of leaving the EU but suggests that it offers huge opportunities for change, on both left and right.

Source: An optimist’s guide to Brexit

Personally,  I argued passionately for ‘Remain’ but now recognize that it’s time to draw the line and move on.

It’s time for politicians to hammer out a new strategy for the UK. Because of Brexit radical reform is more likely now than incremental change – bring it on.

Thoughts?