Tony Blair has said he believes the chance of blocking Brexit has almost doubled so far this year, as Prime Minister Theresa May falters in delivering her promise of a clean break with the European Union (EU).
He also attacked populism, but said politicians had failed to deal with immigration and that U.S. President Donald J. Trump is seen as “get[ing] things done”.
“At the beginning of the year, I thought we were at 25 percent [chance of stopping Brexit], but now I think it is about 40 percent,” said the former Prime Minister turned pro-Brussels activist and campaigner.
Speaking to German magazine Stern, he attacked Brexit, claiming it will lead to a climate of unhealthy competition between Britain and Europe, adding:
The former British Prime Minister continued: “In these times, secessionist movements like here or in Spain are simply crazy.