Tony Blair says Brexit should be called off if the mood of voters changes


Blair sent out an essay

A compromise with the EU shouldn’t be ruled out, former UK PM Tony Blair said on Saturday.

“Rational consideration of the options would sensibly include the option of negotiating for Britain to stay within a Europe itself prepared to reform and meet us halfway,” Blair wrote. “Given what is at stake, and what, daily, we are discovering about the costs of Brexit, how can it be right deliberately to take off the table the option of compromise between Britain and Europe so that Britain stays?”

Blair has previously said the UK should keep its options open.

In an interview set to be aired on Sky News Sunday, he said “I think it’s possible now that Brexit doesn’t happen.”

He also took a few jabs at his Labour successor, Jeremy Corbyn by saying he won’t be able to deliver on a ‘jobs first’ pledge.

“When people blithely say ‘we will get roughly the same terms as we do now with the single market,’ I literally know no one in the European system who believes this,” Blair said.

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