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Tony Blair criticises Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit strategy

By Sam Lister

Tony Blair has launched a stinging attack on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership over Brexit, and accused Labour of pretending it can secure a better exit deal than the Tories.

The former prime minister said the party's leadership was committed to Brexit "whether for reasons of opportunism or covert opposition" to the EU.

In a speech in Speaker's House in Parliament, Mr Blair, a long-standing critic of Mr Corbyn, said only Parliament can give voters the final say once the settlement has been negotiated.

"Exposing the strategy of fudge and preventing it should be the overriding aim of the Labour Party in Parliament," the former Labour leader said.

"Failure to stand against the fudge would be unforgivable."

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