THERESA May has been urged during a crunch Cabinet meeting to “debate Tony Blair, not Jeremy Corbyn” if she wants to get Conservative MPs to back her Brexit deal, as hard-Brexit backers insist Boris Johnson should also take part in any TV discussion.
Mrs May was urged by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to present her Brexit agreement as a blow to second referendum campaigners like Mr Blair, who want to overturn the 2016 result.
Referring to Mr Hunt, a Cabinet source told The Telegraph: “He said we shouldn’t be debating Jeremy Corbyn, we should be debating Tony Blair. He is the person that is trying to stop Brexit.
“We need to put the case to Eurosceptic Tory MPs that there is a real threat Brexit won’t happen and Remainers like Tony Blair will benefit from the chaos caused by losing the meaningful vote.”