FORMER Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on British people to ‘rise up’ and challenge Britain’s EU exit.
In his speech, Blair said: “The people voted without knowledge of the terms of Brexit. As these terms become clear, it is their right to change their mind. Our mission is to persuade them to do so.”
The former Labour Prime Minister has since made it his ‘mission’ to ‘expose relentlessly’ what the cost of Brexit is going to be and highlight how the referendum was based on imperfect knowledge.
He also attacked the current government claiming Theresa May was pursuing ‘Brexit at any cost’ and must therefore be challenged.
Pro-Brexit politicians were quick to criticise Blair’s speech, with Boris Johnson calling for people to “rise up and turn off the TV next time Tony Blair’s on.”
The current Prime Minister has vowed to trigger Article 50 at the end of March but it is not clear whether the process could then be reversed.
Mrs May is aiming for a clean break from the EU, including leaving its single market and customs union.
Not content with just attacking the Conservatives, Blair also blamed a debilitated Labour party as a facilitator for Brexit.