Journalist Andrew Neil mocked former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, on his BBC show over the leaderless Remain campaign. The two were discussing the likelihood and logistics of a second referendum playing out. When questioned over which politician would lead a second Remain campaign, the former Labour leader failed to suggest one.
Mr Neil pointed out that if there was a general election, “Mr Farage’s Brexit Party and Mr Johnson’s Tory party would fight separately”.
However, in a second referendum situation, they would “be on the same side”.
The BBC presenter said: “The two most formidable, high profile names in British politics will be on the same side arguing pretty much for no deal.
“Who will lead the Remain campaign?”
Mr Blair answered: “I don’t know, that’s going to have to be decided.”
Mr Neil said: “You would have no one to match either of them would you?”
The former Labour MP said: “Well I don’t know, we’ll have to see.
“I’m not going to start chucking out names now.”
Mr Blair said: “Who leads a referendum campaign? There are prominent people on all the political parties who are opposed to a no deal Brexit.
“I think that leadership will emerge and it may be that it is a more collective leadership, and perhaps it should be.
“I don’t think there’s any harm in that.”
When asked how confident he was of Remain winning a second referendum, the ex-Prime Minister said: “I believe we’d win, but I agree it’s a very open question.
“It is a big gamble but Brexit’s a big gamble.”