Tony Blair Says A Second EU Referendum Should Not Be Ruled Out

Former PM refuses to rule out second EU referendum

Tony Blair Says A Second Brexit Referendum Should Not Be Ruled Out

Tony Blair believes that a second EU referendum should not be ruled out, despite last weeks vote

The former British prime minister also suggested MPs would have to take a close look at post-Brexit Britain to assess what effect leaving the Brussels union would have on the UK.

Blair made the comments in an interview with the BBC on Sunday, days after Thursday’s EU referendum, which saw Britain breaking away from the bloc by a 52-48 margin.

Press TV reports:

Asked whether he would support a new referendum, the former premier said: “As I’m looking at it here, I can’t see how we could do that. But the point is: why rule anything out?”

Blair said that both sides of the debate had to focus their attention on reestablishing London’s post-Brexit relations with the 28-member bloc.

“If there is a desire in the Leave camp to try and bring the country back together,” he said, “I think we also have to show a maturity in the politics of Remain and work out how we do this best for the country.”

Calls for a second referendum began days ahead of the June 23 vote, when polls showed little to no margin between both sides.

For example, a petition demanding the UK government to repeat the vote if the “Remain” or “Leave” vote was less than 60 percent with a turnout of less than 75 percent, has been gaining momentum since the poll, reaching more than three million signatures.

The online petition generated so much traffic that Parliament’s website temporarily crashed on Saturday.

However, allegations of fraud in connection with the petition has forced the House of Commons petitions committee to conduct an investigation.

By voting to leave the EU, Blair said Britons had “Taken the decision to swap homes, if you like, without seeing what the other [home] looks like,” he said.

The former PM also warned that Europe faces high Euroskepticism levels across the continent and if many other European countries were to hold a similar referendum, they might produce similar results.

European leaders, who had urged the UK to remain in the EU, are now pressing it to set out a quick timetable for its exit from the bloc, to avoid a long period of “uncertainty.”

Blair said Europe had to avoid hasty decisions with regard to the UK as the two sides were renegotiating mutual ties.

  • Mira

    WHY should anyone listen to what this man has to say? He is a know liar, He is responsible for an illegal war in Iraq and many needless deaths of innocent people. Maybe he is even behind this fake online petition to repeat the referendum. He is so desperate to stay in the EU.

    • R Tard

      Mira, Farage is also a known liar who convinced millions to vote Leave on false pretences about money being sent back to NHS, which it may never. Immigration will be no different if UK still wants to trade with Europe.

      • Mira

        setting aside the fact that you think Farage is a liar, you should in fact be happy that the UK has exited the EU, because this is what is being planned for those still remaining in the EU, and they will have NO option to exit like the UK.. It is much more than just funding of the NHS or the refugee crisis. It is in fact quite sinister and evil, and you need to do much more research about the DECEPTION which the EU is based on,but don’t just take my word for it. Politicians or the media will NOT keep you informed of the facts, they will rarely tell you the whole truth. What they have planned is the United States of Europe, and one European army with Germany and France at the helm, i.e. the 4th Reich, you think I’m kidding?

        This is a translation from a website I found-

        Today we learned officially that what until now was considered a conspiracy theory, it is simply a fact. It was revealed that there are concrete plans that the European Union is evolving towards a totalitarian state in which there will be no place for the so-called nation-states for this new “Reich” will gain its Wehrmacht, special services and the jurisdiction of the judicial and tax.
        On Thursday, following the decision of the British referendum, we learned that, at least theoretically, the United Kingdom will start the process of exit from the European Union. Today we have Monday and already learned what is proposed hegemony EU, Germany and France. Informed Member States that need to start building something like a Fourth Reich.

        The conclusion of Saturday’s meeting of the “better” EU member states in Berlin as alleged is quite shocking. This is what was contained in the disclosed document. The document signed by the Foreign Minister of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Foreign Minister of France, Jean-Marc Ayrault, outlines a completely new order in Europe, which is to create a United States of Europe.

        Needless to say that this plan explains a lot, for example in the context of a seemingly irrational actions of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, inviting to Europe for benefits millions Islamists in terms of destruction of nation states.The most important change concerns the creation of a common European army, which is supposed to guarantee that new EU based in Berlin, will take care of the security of all Member States. Of course, this just means surveillance on a new level and this service may soon serve as the new SS in the fourth Reich .

        So please dig deeper as the rabbit hole is very deep and the more you dig the more you will discover, just how evil this whole EU concept really is .

  • commonlaw

    International wAr criminal along with bush Cheney Clinton rot child ….. Arrest!