The former prime minister will make a warning speech as he publishes a damning report on the party’s defeat in the general election 2019. He also came down heavily against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that his delayed departure could cause more harm to the party….reports Asian Lite News
Following the stunning victory of the Conservatives, former prime minister Tony Blair will urge the Labour party to learn from its mistake, BBC reported.
Mr. Blair will make the warning in the speech as he publishes a damning report on the party’s defeat in the general election.
He says any attempt to whitewash the defeat, will cause “irreparable damage” to its relationship with the electorate.
He also said that the Labour faces an existential crisis if the party does not revitalise itself as “serious, progressive” alternative to the Tories.
He also came down heavily against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that his delayed departure could cause more harm to the party.
Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn has said that he “took responsibility” for the party’s worst performance in the elections and will stand down as leader early next year.
Meanwhile, Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told the Guardian that he was “seriously considering” running to be Labour leader.
Sir Keir said that it was time for the party to return to being a “broad church” and praising Momentum as well as “people who might self-identity as Blairites”.
He said: “It is a devastating result, but it’s important not to oversteer. The case for a bold and radical Labour government is as strong now as it was last Thursday. We need to anchor ourselves in that.”
He is one of a number of senior Labour figures, including MP for Wigan Lisa Nandy, to say they are weighing up running to succeed Mr Corbyn – but none have officially confirmed they are standing yet.