Blair says Miliband was wrong to “divide the House” over Syria

This morning Tony Blair told the Today programme:

“I wrote before the vote that I thought we had to support action in Syria and I said after the vote that I was disappointed by it. So this is something where I just have to disagree with the leadership of the party”

“I don’t think it was necessary to divide the House on a vote that could have led to a vote but he took the decision that it was”

“I said after the vote that I was disappointed by it. So this is something where I just have to disagree with the leadership of the party. But I know it’s a difficult position for political leaders to be put in when they’ve got to take decisions like this, but my position on these issues is pretty clear over a long period of time.” 

Miliband has yet to respond – but he hasn’t been afraid to hit back at criticism from Blair in the past…

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