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Jeremy Corbyn tells Tony Blair 'politics has changed'

Jeremy Corbyn tells Tony Blair 'politics has changed'

The former prime minister claimed that if the United Kingdom didn't abandon the single market, European leaders would be willing to relax their stance on freedom of movement - one of the central principles of single market membership - and let Britain have control.

"This time a year ago we were the fastest growing economy in the G7". The savings rate is at its lowest in 50 years.

However, he also claimed his judgement hasn't changed over the "risks" if the left-wing veteran becomes prime minister, and suggested the "determining factor" in the recent election was the Tory campaign.

But, making a fresh intervention into the debate over Britain's future relationship with the EU, Mr Blair told Sky News' Sophy Ridge: "I think it's possible now that Brexit doesn't happen".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn met with the chief Brexit negotiator for the EU, Michel Barnier, in the Belgian capital Brussels on Thursday to explore possible ways to preserve partnership with the bloc.

"Our savings ratio is at the lowest for 50 years, the investment community internationally has now gone really negative on us, our currency's down 10-12%, investment in the motor auto industry, for example, is down 30%, living standards are stagnating".

But in a scathing warning of the consequences of a Corbyn-led government, Mr Blair wrote: "If a right wing populist punch in the form of Brexit was followed by a left wing 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".

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He said: "I actually think at the beginning of the election campaign, we were going to be routed". I pay tribute to Jeremy Corbyn's temperament in the campaign, to the campaign's mobilisation of younger voters and to the enthusiasm it generated.

Mr Blair recently wrapped up his controversial business interests and has since founded his own Institute for Global Change.

"Inevitably, therefore, Europe will comprise an inner and outer circle. 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.

Blair said in interviews that the option of reversing Brexit must be kept on the table, claiming large numbers of the population do not back a so-called hard exit of the EU.

'Europe itself is now looking at its own reform programme.

He said: 'The majority of British people voted to leave the EU.

Blair, who hailed from the Labour Party, suggested in the article that European Union leaders might compromise and be willing to "reform and meet us half way" to stop Britain from leaving the bloc.


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