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Tony Blair: people can change mind over quitting EU

By Andrew Woodcock

Published 02/09/2016

The UK could still stay in the European Union if public opinion shifts away from Brexit over the next few years, Tony Blair has said.

The former Prime Minister said the British people "have the right" to change their minds on the result of the June referendum. And he insisted that Remain supporters would keep up the fight to warn voters about the "costs and consequences" of Brexit.

Mr Blair acknowledged that a decision to remain in the EU did not currently look "probable".

But he said there were several factors that might shift opinions, pointing to the fall in the value of sterling and damage to the financial services industry.

Asked whether it was possible that opinion would move sufficiently to avoid Brexit, Mr Blair said: "Today, it is not probable, but the debate continues and I believe it is possible."

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