On Monday, an exceptional public row broke out between British Prime Minister Theresa May and ex-Labour party leader Tony Blair over the Brexit deal.
PM May accused Mr. Blair of insulting the voters and tries to undermine her government with calls for a second referendum to break the political deadlock upon the divorce deal that she struck with the EU.
In a statement issued on Saturday, PM May said that “For Tony Blair to go to Brussels and seek to undermine our negotiations by advocating for a second referendum is an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served.”
She continued, “We cannot, as he would abdicate responsibility for this decision. Parliament has a democratic duty to deliver what the British people voted for.”
Theresa May was Labour Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007 and on Sunday has alleged the Conservative leader of being “irresponsible”.
Tony Blair in his statement said that “The sensible thing is now to allow parliament to vote on each of the forms of Brexit canvassed, including the prime minister’s deal.”
“If they can’t reach an agreement then the logical thing is to go back to the people,” added Mr. Blair.
Mr. Blair said that “What is irresponsible however is to try to steamroller MPs into accepting a deal they genuinely think is a bad one with the threat that if they do not fall into line, the government will have the country crash out (of the EU) without a deal.”
The former Labour party leader has opposed the Brexit deal and as CM May’s deal faces opposition on all sides of the House of Commons, he has also stepped up calls for the public to vote again.
On Friday, Mr. Blair’s latest speech over the Brexit deal issue came as PM May was meeting EU leaders in Brussels with the aim to discuss how to save the deal agreement.
Repeatedly she has ruled out the holding of a new referendum, says that the 2016 results were clear.
However, rising in numbers of MPs believe a “People’s Vote”, which is the only way to break a deadlock, which risks Britain leaving the EU on March 29 without any agreement.
On Sunday, British Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell has forced to deny reports that he planned for such an outcome.
The similar reports also talk about PM May’s effective deputy, David Lidington, who was in talks with opposition Labour MPs regarding a new vote.
Mr. Lindington replied that he has always listened to views of MP but has pointed to latest remarks in the Parliament where he said that a second referendum may not be decisive and has the chances to damage confidence in Democracy.
Separate Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt has suggested Britain could thrive if its left the EU without any deal and admitted that he would like to “have a crack” PM May’s job.
He told the source that “But I think the first thing is to get us through this challenging next few months and I passionately believe Theresa May is the person to do that.”