Tony Blair Claims He Could Have Stopped Brexit & United The Country

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has claimed that if he had been in power he could have “united the country” after stopping Brexit.

Blair, who is the least favourite leader of the past century according to a recent YouGov poll of Labour members, suggested that he would have stopped the UK leaving the EU before “dealing with the problems” that persuaded people to vote for Brexit in the 2016 referendum.

Yahoo News reports: Blair, who was talking at an event marking 120 years of the Labour Party, described Leave supporters as “these Brexit people” and towns and cities above London’s M25 corridor as “these northern places”.

The former Sedgefield MP was one of the leading “stop Brexit” voices before Boris Johnson’s landslide election win. He also said Brexit could have been prevented if Labour had been a “serious opposition” under Jeremy Corbyn.

at King’s College London on Thursday, Blair said: “I don’t think you
can ever unite the country over Brexit. You can unite them after Brexit.

“So, if we had stopped Brexit, which I think we could have done if we had a serious opposition, I would have said you immediately would have to deal with all the problems that gave rise to [people voting for] Brexit.

would have to take a whole series of measures to make sure you are
pulling those people back towards you, having alienated them by not
doing Brexit.”

went on: “What Boris Johnson is doing is wrapping it around the other
way: ‘I’m going to do Brexit and reach out to all these northern places,
and we’re going to try and keep those Brexit people with us.’”

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