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Stop Brexit to halt severe damage to United Kingdom, says Blair

Stop Brexit to halt severe damage to United Kingdom, says Blair

"I pay tribute to Jeremy Corbyn's temperament in the campaign, to the campaign's mobilization of younger voters and to the enthusiasm it generated", Blair, normally a Corbyn critic, said.

Former British prime minister Tony Blair speaks to media reporters after making a presentation on countering violent extremism through education during an open sessin of the United Nations Security Council Committee on Counter-Terrorism, at the UN headquarters in NY, on November 21, 2013.

But the ex-premier issued a caution about the risks of an unchanged Corbyn programme for the UK.

Staying within the European Union, where more than 50 percent of British exports go, would limit the economic damage a "hard" Brexit seems all but certain to deliver.

However, speaking at a strike rally for low-paid hospital workers in east London, Mr McDonnell insisted the result of the referendum had to be respected.

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.

"If we can change the tone of the negotiations into one which is based upon mutual interests and mutual respect, we can get more flexibility".

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She said she called the retailer and got a recording that said lines were down due to a power outage and to fax orders in. Some Alfred Angelo customers who hadn't received their orders took to Twitter on Friday to voice their frustration.

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.

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. Does Tony Blair think that's still the case?

Jeremy Corbyn has told Tony Blair "politics has changed" after the ex-prime minister warned against a "left-wing populist" government.

"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", Blair said.

"The Labour party should be cautious in thinking "one more heave" will deliver victory next time".

In his biggest intervention yet in the Brexit saga, Blair has outlined his views in an article for his Institute for Global Change.

"The Corbyn campaign was a positive factor in the election result; but the determining factor was the Tory campaign. This will become apparent to those who voted Remain". "That is what we need now".


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