'Ignore Blair. Leave Voters Knew Exactly What They Were Voting For'
17 February 2017, 17:36
Iain Dale says that Tony Blair has it all wrong about Leave voters not knowing what they were voting for in the Brexit referendum.
The former Prime Minister made a big speech today where he says that people should "rise up" against Brexit and says that voters weren't clear on what would be at stake if we leave the EU.
But even if there was a second referendum, Iain Dale thinks Blair has got the mood of the nation all wrong.
"My evidence would suggest that there are more people who have gone the other way, people who voted Remain but seven, eight, nine months on, if there was a referendum tomorrow, would actually now vote to Leave."
Iain continued: "He's essentially saying that people who voted Leave really didn't know what they were voting for.
"I think most of us knew exactly what the terms...the main ones...were.
"You certainly think that if we're coming out of the EU, we will have to come out of the Single Market because that's an integral part of the EU, that we would withdraw from the European Court of Justice.
"That is, to me, as clear as night follows day.
"When Tony Blair says: I want people to rise up, what he means is that Remain supporters should persuade Leave voters to reverse their opinions. Well good luck with that Mr Blair!"