Blair eyes return to politics to shape anti-Brexit debate

May 01, 2017, 7:58 AM EDT
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair revealed his return to politics as he plans to actively engage with the voters in the bid to create awareness about the consequences of Britain’s exit from the European Union and to influence the policy debate that dictates the government’s Brexit negotiations.

The 63-year-old leader denied that he would be contesting a parliamentary seat, adding that his motivation to re-enter the political arena stems from a number of changes including cultural and economic stresses, immigration concerns and a dearth of jobs, writes The Guardian.

Blair dismissed the notion that starting a new anti-Brexit drive would be “defying the will of the people,” notes The Telegraph. The ex-Labour leader said there is a possibility that the final Brexit deal may change the will of the people.