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The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blair an anti-democratic Brussels boy

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has harshly criticised Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to hold a referendum on exiting the EU in 2017. Blair's statements are anti-democratic and typical of the "Brussels boys" in their ivory towers: "If anything has brought the prospect of Britain leaving Europe closer it has been the unwillingness of Mr Blair and other leaders down the years to stand up to the federalist ambitions of Brussels. They have conspired to turn Europe into something other than the quasi-political trading arrangement most people thought they were voting for in the 1975 referendum ... It is characteristic of the European venture that its most ardent proponents have always considered it dangerous to ask the people what they think about this, because they may not like the answer."

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