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The chances of blocking Brexit are RISING, claims Tony Blair

The chances of Remainers being able to block Brexit are rising, Tony Blair insisted today.

The former PM made the claim as he urged Europhile Tory and Labour MPs to vote down any deal with the EU.

The latest intervention by Mr Blair comes as Labour’s position on Brexit plunged further into chaos – with just a year to go until we are due to leave the bloc.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has been slapped down after suggesting that the party would back the package negotiated by Theresa May when it comes to the Commons.

Tony Blair, who gave a speech in London this morning (pictured), has been leading a drive to force a second referendum on the Brexit terms

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry (file picture) has been slapped down after suggesting that the party would back the package negotiated by Theresa May when it comes to the Commons

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry (file picture) has been slapped down after suggesting that the party would back the package negotiated by Theresa May when it comes to the Commons

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted Labour's position had not changed and it was 'prepared' to vote against the final agreement (file picture)

Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted Labour’s position had not changed and it was ‘prepared’ to vote against the final agreement (file picture)

But shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer insisted Labour’s position had not changed and it was ‘prepared’ to vote against the final agreement.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell also weighed in by insisting the shape of the deal so far was ‘nowhere near’ one that could be accepted by Labour.

Mr Blair, who gave a speech in London this morning, has been leading a drive to force a second referendum on the Brexit terms.

Today he urged Mrs May to offer MPs a free vote on whatever final agreement she strikes with the EU.

He said that if she did not, Labour and Tory MPs should be ready to vote with their conscience and rebel.

Mr Blair also told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme it was getting ‘more likely’ that the Brexit process could be halted.

He said the ‘sensible’ option was to ‘take a final decision’ once the terms of the deal have been set out.

He added: ‘I think it is more likely we can stop it now than it was a few months ago.’

Meanwhilel, Mrs May urged Britons to come together and seize the opportunities of Brexit as she kicked off a whirlwind tour of all four nations.

The PM appealed for unity as she marks exactly a year until Britain formally leaves the EU.

Her message was boosted by a poll that found more than two thirds of the public want Remainers to stop refighting the 2016 referendum and focus on making a success of Brexit.  

Mrs May (pictured in Ayr today) urged Britons to come together and seize the opportunities of Brexit as she kicked off a whirlwind tour of all four nations

Mrs May (pictured in Ayr today) urged Britons to come together and seize the opportunities of Brexit as she kicked off a whirlwind tour of all four nations

 



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