Tony Blair: Jeremy Corbyn Supporters Need A ‘Heart Transplant’
Tony Blair has warned Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour supporters to get a heart “transplant” or risk dragging the party back to the 1980s.
In a scathing intervention in the leadership race, the former Prime Minister urged party members to avoid “going back in time” to the electoral wilderness.
Speaking hours after a poll showed Mr Corbyn was on course to win the party’s leadership race, Mr Blair ridiculed those who said their “heart” wanted to back the leftwinger, declaring: “Get a transplant”.
He also said the Tory preference would be for Mr Corbyn to win, as they too recognised the historical electoral failures of far left parties in British politics.
Mr Corbyn responded by saying Mr Blair was making “silly remarks”.