Tony called in late last night where eagles daring, reprimanding that Brexit would ‘damage the nation’ (he seemed to be surrounded by revellers listening to the background)
Speaking with Deutsche Welle in Davos,
speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called a new vote “the sensible thing in this situation.” He said a “no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for everyone.” …
In his latest attempt to scupper Brexit, the former Labour leader pleaded for a second Brexitvote as he warned against a no deal exit from the European Union. Speaking to CNN from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr Blair said: “The single biggest threat to the United Kingdom is Brexit.
It causes enormous tensions in Northern Ireland and we haven’t yet resolved the Irish border issue. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to stay in the European Union so you have got a problem with Scotland when you do Brexit. If you do a hard Brexit that is, for sure, the biggest strain you are going to impose on the integrity of the United Kingdom.
Asked how he thought a second Brexit referendum would change the situation, Blair said, “It would change it because it would give us a conclusive result.”
He brushed aside criticism that a second vote would “damage democracy” by saying: “We’re going back to the people, we’re not asking anyone else, we’re asking them. We’ve had 30 months of negotiation, there’s a much clearer knowledge now of what Brexit really means. There’s a much greater understanding of all the issues around it.”
Asked what kind of Brexit he thought might eventually come about, Blair said, “Obviously a no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for everyone.”