Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has warned that Labour risks possible “annihilation” if Jeremy Corbyn wins the party leadership race.
In an article posted for the Guardian, Blair said the party is walking “over the cliff’s edge” and could lose its 100-year history if Corbyn comes at the helm. He appealed Labour members and activists to set aside their differences and save the party by rejecting Corbyn’s candidacy.
“It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the left, right or center of the party, whether you used to support me or hate me. But please understand the danger we are in. The party is walking eyes shut, arms outstretched over the cliff’s edge to the jagged rocks below”, Blair wrote.
Blair who served the country from 1997 to 2007 and led the Labour Party for more than 13 years has made several pleas against Corbyn in recent weeks. “If Corbyn becomes leader, it won’t be a defeat like 1983 or 2015 at the next election. It will mean rout, possibly annihilation”.