Saturday, December 03, 2016

Tony Blair's European Dream

He is not a fan of this populism thing:
He acknowledged it was “abundantly clear” he could not personally return to British politics after the Iraq War, but added: “I care about my country and the world my children and grandchildren will grow up in; and want to play at least a small part in contributing to the debate about the future of both.”

He said the new institute would “build a new policy agenda” for what he called the “centre ground” of politics, as well as allowing “a reasonable and evidence based discussion of the future which avoids the plague of social media-led exchanges of abuse.”

The former Prime Minister hinted one of the focuses of the new institute would be supporting European integration as well as open borders.

“Part of its focus will plainly be around the European debate; but this will not be its exclusive domain.

“It has to go far wider than that since in many ways the Europe debate is a lightning rod for the whole of politics.”
A debate which Mr. Blair and his Euro friends are on the losing side of...

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