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Re: Brexit: out means out!
« on: 2017, 02, 21; 20:13:46 »
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Tony Blair calls on remainers to 'rise up in defence of our beliefs'
Former PM says that the British people were misinformed by Brexit campaign and would be correct to change their minds


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“The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind,” he is expected to say. “Our mission is to persuade them to do so.”

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“Our challenge is to expose relentlessly the actual cost, to show how this decision was based on imperfect knowledge which will now become informed knowledge, to calculate in ‘easy to understand’ ways how proceeding will cause real damage to the country and its citizens, and to build support for finding a way out from the present rush over the cliff’s edge,” the former Labour leader said. “I don’t know if we can succeed. But I do know we will suffer a rancorous verdict from future generations if we do not try. This is not the time for retreat, indifference or despair, but the time to rise up in defence of what we believe.”

Blair will say that the British people voted to leave Europe and the will of the people should prevail, but that public opinion might not always be pro-Brexit as the terms of leaving became clear.

He will also suggest May and her pro-Brexit colleagues have been abusing the “mantle of patriotism” to make their case for proceeding with an exit from the EU.

“We do not argue for Britain in Europe because we are citizens of nowhere,” he will say. “We argue for it precisely because we are proud citizens of our country who believe that in the 21st century we should maintain our partnership with the biggest political union and largest commercial market right on our doorstep; not in diminution of our national interest, but in satisfaction of it.”

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/16/tony-blair-remainers-rise-up-brexit

I didn't see that coming: I fully agree with Tony Blair.

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