Tony Blair claims public should be allowed second referendum due to false Leave pledges

Blair claims voters should get second referendum vote

Tony Blair wants to stop Brexit go-ahead

Monday, December 4, 2017

Blair argued that voters should be given the opportunity to stop Britain’s exit from the EU because of false pledges from the Leave campaign leading up to the referendum election.

The Leave campaign claimed an extra £350 million a week could be spent on the NHS – a pledge that has since been proven false.

Blair’s views once again oppose those of Jeremy Corbyn, who said that Labour accepts the result of the 2016 referendum, and will work on getting the best deal for jobs and the economy.

Blair has spoken out against the risks of leaving the EU repeatedly over the months following the referendum, and now states that it is his aim to reverse the vote.

He told BBC Radio 4’s The World This Weekend that “It is not irreversible. It is not done until it’s done.”

Blair also admitted that he was trying to over-turn the ‘Brexit coalition’ between the Tory government and many Labour party MPs.  He stated “When the facts change, I think people are entitled to change their mind.”

He repeated his belief that the changing of circumstances affects the opinion of the British voter, stating that the crumbling of the NHS and the lack of money left over for the health service meant that the public should be given a chance to change their minds.