According to Tony Blair, a hard Brexit is the worst possible event to happen to this country in a long time. But when it comes to making drastic decisions with dire consequences, we all know the former Labour leader is an expert in this field. So what right does he really have to lecture Britain over Brexit?

Let's rewind back to 2003 when Mr. Blair took us to war with Iraq. Whether you agreed with his decision at the time, there is no denying that the circumstances that culminated in war were disastrous. Numerous opinion polls, which undoubtedly dictated Labour Party policy most of the time in a bid to seize the centre ground, opposed the war.

Even though the prime minister at the time had prerogative powers to declare war without parliamentary approval, the prospect of conflict was so daunting that, like Theresa May over triggering Article 50, Mr. Blair had to force a parliamentary vote on the issue. With Iain Duncan Smith's Tory Party lending Labour their support, the former prime minister had the support he needed to declare war.

Yet when Saddam Hussein was removed, the aftermath of the invasion was dire. The 45-minute dossier emerged as a total lie. Dr. David Kelly took his life over the issue. And towards the beginning of this decade, Barack Obama withdrew American troops from Iraq in a populist bid to distance himself from George W.

Bush and Mr. Blair, but Iraq has appeared on the news again in recent years due to the emergence of ISIS.

I could go on to list numerous mistakes that Labour made in office, but when it comes to terrible mistakes, but I'm afraid Mr. Blair is the pot calling the kettle black in this context.