What did Chilcott say about Blair? He wasn’t being entirely honest with people, not being ‘straight with the nation’. Seems things and people haven’t changed as Blair tells one of the biggest lies of his career and the BBC, knowing it is a whopper, gives him headline space and the top spot on the Today show. Go figure.
Blair, according to the BBC headline, and note there are no quote marks to qualify his statement, says the EU is prepared to dump freedom of movement…
The BBC knows, everyone knows, that is not going to happen, freedom of movement is a core principle of the EU project designed as it is to smash the nation states and national loyalties in order to create a servile population of ‘EU citizens’ subservient to and beholden to the unelected grandees of the EU superstate regime.
Blair even admit this as he says the principle of freedom of movement will actually remain…what he has on offer is a tinkering around the edges, maybe some give on what benefits migrants might have or the right to move if you have a job or not…and yet aren’t these conditions already in place? So a huge bit of hype that the EU is going to dump fredom of movement but drill down ever so slightly and you find it’s complete nonsense, a headline grabbing bit of trickery…and the BBC gives him the headline and prominence he wanted knowing that it will sow the seeds of doubt about Brexit regardless of the truth. Blatantly a spoiler designed to confuse and muddy the waters. If the EU is clever it will play along offering up ‘hope’ of such a deal knowing it will never happen…Trust the EU? About as much as I trust T. Blair [or indeed David Davis who seems to be all too willing to ‘compromise’ with the EU…ie be a doormat]…the EU that makes people vote again and again until the ‘right’ result is reached, the EU that changes the rules of the game if they don’t suit and that if a treaty is voted out will just rename the treaty and introduce it under some other legislation.
You might ask then why the huge fanfare for his claims, why does the BBC give him so much airtime and the huge prominence to his words when they are meaningless piffle? Where is the scorn his claims deserve?
Nick Robinson interviewed him on the primetime spot of 08:10 asking if he was an optimist or delusional but generally seemed to go through the motions asking obvious questions and telling Blair that Merkel and Co had said freedom of movement was non-negotiable and yet there was a lack of real fire, no spirited, tough, uncompromising questions that would have nailed Blair’s blather for the lie it was….not instantly challenging him on the point that actually gave the lie to his claim when he said the principle of freedom of movement remained and not objecting at all to Blair’s refusal to tell us who he had spoken to and what exactly had been said. What we got from Blair was hot air, ‘he said, she said…trust me, would I lie to you?‘
Blair has been given top billing for one of the hugest lies of the Brexit debate and yet no serious inquisition from the BBC, the same BBC that relentlessly chased after the Leave campaign for the £350m statement on the side of the bus and still keep up the attack on that…but Blair telling a massive lie? Not bothered anywhere near as much.
The BBC will give this a gentle probing but that is it, they know that the game is to get out there the message that Brexit is going to be a disaster and that all bad publicity is good publicity however it comes packaged and to ‘interview’ Blair in a pretence of challenging him actually gives him a huge platform to peddle the Remain campaign’s propaganda as he did this morning running through all the usual scare stories.
I would say let’s have Andrew Neil put Blair on the rack but judging by his last performance I’d have my doubts as he shut Farage down and insisted the debate on Brexit is over which it clearly isn’t as the Remain camp continue to fight on and are committed to making the process ‘hellish’…..