Caroline Lucas: Blair's intervention is 'staggeringly unhelpful'

Caroline Lucas has called Tony Blair's intervention in the Brexit debate 'staggeringly unhelpful'. The Green MP, who urged the Stronger In campaign to avoid the repeated use of establishment voices in the referendum campaign, said it would be better if Blair 'butted out' of the debate. 
Caroline Lucas said: 
“The intervention from Tony Blair is staggeringly unhelpful.  For this former Prime Minister, and fully paid up member of the establishment, to jump in on this debate will only harm the fight against an extreme Brexit. And for Blair of all people to accuse politicians of misleading the public is astoundingly hypocritical, even by his standards.
“Though I agree with much of what Blair said – and back his defense of free movement in particular – he simply isn’t the right person to be saying it.
“Many people voted to leave the EU because they rightly feel like politics is a game stitched up by men in suits. To be perfectly frank it would be better if Blair butted out and left this debate to people who haven’t betrayed the trust of British people.”
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