September 2, 2019 / 8:59 AM / 3 months ago

Tony Blair warns UK Labour: Don't fall into election "elephant trap"

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is laying an election “elephant trap” for the opposition Labour Party that it should avoid, former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair warned on Monday.

“Boris Johnson knows that if no-deal Brexit stands on its own as a proposition it might well fail but if he mixes it up with the Corbyn question in a general election he could succeed despite a majority being against a no-deal Brexit because some may fear a Corbyn premiership more,” Blair said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn “should see an election before Brexit is decided for the elephant trap it is,” he said. (Reporting by Paul Sandle and Guy Faulconbridge)

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