Prison » Tony Blair insists there must be a new Brexit referendum because of a ‘crisis’ over May’s deal as he claims the EU would reform free movement if Britain voted to stay

Daily Mail
December 14, 2018

Tony Blair insisted today there must be a second referendum on Brexit because of the ‘crisis’ over Theresa May’s deal.

And the former PM claimed the EU would now reform free movement if Britain decided to stay – insisting ‘European politics has been transformed’ since the 2016 vote.

Mr Blair made a new speech setting out the case for a referendum today – urging Mrs May to admit Parliament had ‘taken the initiative’ and must not lead the process.

He warned the ‘most divisive’ thing would be to keep trying to force through a divorce deal that has no support in the country.

Mr Blair’s intervention came as Mrs May struggled through another EU summit disaster where leaders gave the PM little of what she asked for to ease the deal’s passage.

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This article was posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:04 am

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