Tony Blair considers it necessary to stop the process of a British exit from the EU

Tony Blair considers it necessary to stop the process of a British exit from the EU

According to the former Prime Minister, Brexit causes damage to the country in economic and political terms.

LONDON, July 15. /TASS/. The most successful labour Prime Minister Tony Blair, who held the post of Prime Minister in 1997-2007, considers it necessary to stop the process of entering the United Kingdom from the EU. He declared it in interview to TV channel Sky News, which will be shown in full in the Sunday program Sophy Ridge on Sunday, but the fragments of which the TV station showed on Saturday.

I think now it is possible to achieve, in order to prevent Brexit. I think it is absolutely necessary to exit the EU did not happen, because it causes us damage and economically, and certainly politically.Tony Blair

According to Blair, public opinion is now shifting in favor of maintaining membership in the community, and it happens in connection with the apparent changes in the economy. “At this time last year we had the highest growth rates in the G7, and now the lowest, our share savings is now at its lowest level in 50 years. The international investment community do now to treat us negatively, for example, investments in the automotive industry decreased by 30%. Is a stagnation in the level of people’s lives,” said Blair.

Tony Blair three times — in 1997, 2001 and 2005 — led the labour party to confident victories in the General election. He was always a staunch supporter of European integration the United Kingdom and rejected any attempts to hold a referendum on the country’s membership in the EU, which decided the Conservative party. This referendum was held in June last year and resulted in the victory of the eurosceptics in the ratio is 51.9% 48.1%.