Feb 17, 2017

Tony Blair hasn't given up on "Remain"

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The former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has asked Theresa May to provide a way for Britain to choose not to leave the EU once negotiations on the deal are settled, according to the Financial Times.

He said in a speech:

"Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe, and I agree the will of the people should prevail.... but the people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind. Our mission is to persuade them to do so."

This was the first time anyone of such prominence has come out so strongly for a reversal of the referendum. "I don't know if we can succeed. But I do know we will suffer a rancorous verdict from future generations if we do not try," he said.

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