Is Tony Blair Really a Brexit Supporter?

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

Tony Blair, Britain’s much loathed former PM and a man widely regarded as a war criminal, is campaigning for a Second Referendum on the EU. (And possibly, I assume, for a Third Referendum if he doesn’t win the Second one.)

But here are some quotes from Mr Blair which suggest he really hates the EU:

`Above all, the European Economic Community takes away Britain’s freedom to follow the sort of economic policies we need.’ – Tony Blair, writing in his personal manifesto when standing for Parliament in Beaconsfield in 1982

‘We’ll negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC which has drained our natural resources and destroyed jobs.’ – Tony Blair, pledging his opposition to the EEC when standing for Parliament in Sedgefield in 1983

‘On the day we remember the legend that St George slayed a dragon to protect England, some would argue that there is another dragon to be slayed: Europe.’ – Tony Blair, in patriotic and vote winning mood on St George’s Day 1997, in an interview with The Sun newspaper

So, for at least 15 years Blair was an ardent opponent of the EU.

Maybe he still is.

Maybe Blair, a crafty little bugger if ever there was one, knows that he is so despised by British voters that when HE supports the EU everyone else becomes a Brexit supporter.

Copyright Vernon Coleman 2018

P.S. Am I the only person on the planet who thinks Tony Blair now has the mad, staring eyes of the man in the pub who everyone is desperate to avoid?
P.P.S. Vernon Coleman’s books Stuffed! and Bloodless Revolution are available as ebooks on Amazon.