LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday he would advise Labour Party lawmakers to vote down a Brexit divorce deal that Theresa May is trying to clinch with the European Union.
Less than six months before the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, there is little clarity about how the world’s fifth largest economy and its preeminent international financial center will trade with the EU after Brexit.
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Blair, Labour prime minister from 1997 to 2007, said voters should be given another referendum on whether to stay in the EU as he saw deadlock in British politics.
If May gets can strike a deal with the EU, she has to get it approved by the British parliament which is divided on Brexit. Labour has indicated it is likely to vote down any deal May brings back.
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When asked at a Reuters newsmaker in London if he would advise Labour lawmakers to vote down a possible deal, Blair said:
“It really is difficult… the alternatives are all worse because...
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