Reject ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics, Blair tells Labour
29 August 2015
From the section UK
Tony Blair has told Labour party members to come to their senses and reject the “Alice in Wonderland” politics of Jeremy Corbyn.
Writing in the Observer, the former Labour prime minister accuses those backing Mr Corbyn for party leader of being in a “parallel reality”.
He says he does not know what is stoking “Corbynmania” but a win for Mr Corbyn would spell electoral disaster.
Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper are also seeking the leadership.
Recent polls suggest Mr Corbyn, MP for Islington North, is the favourite to succeed Ed Miliband.
Mr Blair has made previous appeals to party members to steer clear of Mr Corbyn.
He says he accepts that, together with fellow Labour veterans Neil Kinnock and Gordon Brown, his warnings have fallen on deaf ears and seem to have made people more likely to back Mr Corbyn.
In his article, Mr Blair compares the surge in support for Mr Corbyn to a suicidal rush towards a cliff edge.
Source:: BBC UK