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Tony Blair: If we left the EU, we have to get back in the single market, and painstakingly renegotiate every single item to get back to where we were
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According to CNBC, the former prime minister addressed the U.K.'s possible exit from the European Union, a decision some economists and officials say could damage the economy.

Tony Blair, is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from 1997 to 2007.

The former UK prime minister Tony Blair shared on Facebook:

'There are two types of politics in the world today: the politics of the anger and the politics of the answer. The politics of the anger are very easy for populists to ride for both the left and right. And the curious thing is that populism of the left and right at certain points meet. But globalisation is a fact. Technological advance is a fact. These things are going to carry on changing the world. The real question is: what are the solutions and answers that allow us to access the opportunities and minimise the risk.

In the UK, the Leave campaign are massively overstating the costs of being in Europe, and minimising the costs of going. If we left the EU, we have to get back in the single market, and painstakingly renegotiate every single item to get back to where we were. There’s no doubt what the sensible thing to do is, but there are very powerful voices pushing this very hard. It’s not that Europe doesn't require reform, because there’s lots of things that should change in Europe. But the best way to do that is for Britain to be in Europe, leading that case for change, and not out of it and powerless.'

The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum, is scheduled to take place in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on 23 June 2016.

Membership of the European Union has been a topic of debate in the United Kingdom since the country joined the European Economic Community (the Common Market), as it was known then, in 1973.

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