John McDonnell says Tony Blair is out of touch on Brexit debate

John McDonnell says Tony Blair is out of touch on Brexit debate

John McDonnell says Tony Blair is out of touch on Brexit debate

David Cameron had obtained in February 2016, four months before the referendum, a strengthening of the "special status" in the United Kingdom in the EU, in particular with an "emergency brake" on certain social benefits paid to european migrants for seven years, but these reforms had been deemed inadequate by the electorate as pro-Brexit.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said, "The whole issue to do with Brexit is that we know why we left but we didn't know past year what the terms of leaving would be".

He warned it "puts us in the same damaging position for the economy as the Tories" - making it impossible for Mr Corbyn to end austerity, as he has pledged. "The majority of MPs, including Blair's own Labour Party, voted to trigger Article 50", he said.

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Also responding to Mr Blair's comments on a future Corbyn government, Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested the ex-premier "hasn't really listened to the nature of the debate that is going on in the pubs, the clubs and school gates etc". "The European leaders, certainly from my discussions, are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement", added Blair, saying the 27 remaining EU members will stick together in defending the rules of the Single Market.

"If a rightwing populist punch in the form of Brexit was followed by a leftwing populist punch in the form of unreconstructed hard-left economics, Britain would hit the canvas, flat on our back and be out for a long count", he wrote.

Blair served as British prime minister for 10 years from 1997, winning a landslide victory that kept the Labour government in power for years.

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Blair, a committed Christian who since leaving office has advocated for faith around the world, says in an interview with Sky News to be broadcast tomorrow that it is has insisted it is "absolutely necessary" that Brexit does not happen. "The Corbyn campaign was a positive factor in the election result; but the determining factor was the Tory campaign".

He suggested the will of the people may be changing as the difficulties of Brexit negotiations become apparent.

"The views we have are that we want to see tariff-free access to the European market, protection of European nationals and protection of the labour rights and environmental conditions and consumer rights that we achieve through EU membership".

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In his biggest intervention yet in the Brexit saga, Blair has outlined his views in an article for his Institute for Global Change. "That is what we need now".

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