UK Needs Re-Do of Brexit Vote: Tony Blair

Former UK prime minister wants a chance to reverse vote to leave EU
By Daniel Kay,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2016 1:54 PM CDT
Tony Blair: Brits Should Get a Second Chance to Vote on Brexit
Tony Blair, former prime minister of Britain, walks on the red carpet at the River Centre in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Starkey Hearing Foundation held the red carpet event and gala at the River Centre.   (Isaac Hale/Star Tribune via AP)

Britons may have acted a little hastily in voting for the Brexit, says Tony Blair, and they should get another crack at it. "The bizarre thing about this referendum is that we took a decision but we still don't know the precise terms," the former prime minister told BBC Radio: "If it becomes clear that this is either a deal that doesn’t make it worth our while leaving, or a deal that is so serious in its implications that people may decide they don’t want to go, there’s got to be some way, either through parliament, through an election, possibly through a referendum, in which people express their view." Fifty-two percent of voters supported the June vote to leave the European Union, Business Insider reports. Current British PM Teresa May has promised to initiate the formal process of withdrawal by March 2017. (More Brexit stories.)

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