#Blair tries to undermine Corbyn – by NOT rubbishing him #Newsnight

The SKWAWKBOX

blair evilIt seems the penny has finally dropped and Tony Blair has realised that every time he tries to rubbish Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn’s popularity goes up.

So now in a Newsnight interview with Ian Katz on now, he’s trying a new tack – damning Corbyn by not damning him – presumably in the hope that some of his own toxicity will rub off. You can’t exactly call it praise, more a grudging admission that Corbyn might become PM, if only because ‘these days anything could happen’.

But the far bigger penny seems as far from dropping as ever:

Any time Tony Blair says anything about Corbyn, Corbyn’s popularity is likely to rise – because Blair opening his mouth is an automatic invitation to compare Blair’s innate untrustworthiness with Corbyn’s obvious authenticity.

And there’s only one winner in that equation – even if Blair can’t bring himself to stop clinging to…

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