Tony Blair statement: No Deal Brexit remains a possibility

Posted on: 26th October 2019
Tony Blair
Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

“Kwasi Kwarteng’s words on the Today programme are a revelation that No Deal is still a real possibility in the negotiation over Britain’s future relationship with Europe.

“This statement should transform Labour’s position. To take No Deal off the table, it has to be taken off not only in respect of the Withdrawal negotiation but also of the subsequent negotiation around the future relationship due to finish by end 2020.

“Mere extension of the timetable to January 2020 doesn't do it. And in a General Election fought before Parliament ensures it can't happen by legislating against it, No Deal will clearly be on the table as a possible future relationship negotiation outcome.

“This is why Labour must not agree to this Election ploy until the situation is clarified and dealt with.”