EU leaders would be willing to compromise on free movement, says Tony Blair

Posted In: News Date:Jul 15th, 2017

European Union leaders would be willing to tighten up the free movement of the bloc's citizens to accommodate Britain and so the option of reversing Brexit must be kept on the table, Tony Blair has said.

The former prime minister claimed the Tories lost their majority in the election because large numbers of people voted to deny Theresa May the mandate for a so-called "hard" Brexit.

Mr Blair suggested the "will of the people" may be changing as the difficulties of Brexit negotiations become apparent and called for a "proper debate" over the different options, including remaining in a reformed EU.

The only reason it is not on the table is because the Tories fear old internal wounds would be reopened if Brexit does not happen, he said.