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‘Bad day for EU supporters’ Ken Clarke urges Remainers to GIVE UP hope of staying in EU

KEN Clarke dismissed Tony Blair’s renewed call for overturning Brexit and branded any political attempt to do so was “hopeless”.

The Tory Europhile branded the possibility of staying inside the EU “completely hopeless” and urged the thousands who attended yesterday’s anti-Brexit march to give up.Pro-EU social media users bemoaned a “terrible day for Remainers” after Tony Blair proposed restrictions on migrants and Mr Clarke’s resignation to an “inevitable” EU withdrawal.

Mr Clarke has been one of the most vocal supporters of the European Union in the Conservative Party for years.

However, speaking to Sky News this morning, he admitted that his fight for UK’s membership in the European bloc was over.

Ken ClarkeSKY; BBC

Ken Clarke branded the possibility of staying inside the EU “completely hopeless”


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Clarke said it was crucial for the country to get the best possible access to the EU market


He said: “I’m pessimistic about staying in the EU. I think it’s now inevitable we will leave.”It was “hopeless” to think the UK could stay in the EU, given the “mood of the country”, he said, instead urging fellow Remainers to focus on post-Brexit Britain. It was crucial for the country to get the best possible access to the EU market, he said.

The former Chancellor explained: “What we need to do now is respect the practical consequences. What’s our new relationship?

“Leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union doesn’t simply mean we start putting new barriers between ourselves and the biggest single market, the main attraction for investment and so on – that, we can achieve.

“The idea that you jump off the cliff and put out your arms and soar out into the wide blue skies of yonder, with everybody in the world rushing to open up their markets to you – that’s just rubbish.”

ClarkeSKY

Clarke has been one of the most vocal supporters of the European Union in the Conservative Party


Ken Clarke

Mr Clarke shot down Tony Blair’s latest attempt to reverse the Brexit referendum.The former Prime Minister said introducing tougher immigration policies would fulfill the will of referendum voters and make Brexit irrelevant.

One Twutter user said: “Not a good day for the Remain campaign in today’s news – Blair & Ken Clarke statements & just after March For Europe rally too.”

The remarks by the arch-Europhile will be welcomed by cabinet ministers who fear a rebellion during tomorrow’s EU Withdrawal Bill.

David Davis claimed Labour’s plan to oppose the EU Withdrawal Bill tomorrow amounted to an ‘attempt to thwart the democratic process’.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/852307/Ken-Clarke-Tony-Blair-anti-Brexit-Remainers

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C A Dark
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C A Dark

Never thought I’d hear the words “give up” from old Ken, but there it is. Blair on the other hand bothers me enormously; he seems to have the wizard-like ability to slip through cracks in walls and end up on the head table, grinning and waving as if everyone in the world loved him. He still needs to be watched like a hawk, his powers of persuasion are satanic.

margaret Robinson
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margaret Robinson

Dont know how remainers can back Blair. The immigration rules he is advocating now should have been implemented by him in 2004 instead of his open door policy and immigration scouts encouraging people to come from throughout the Eu and the rest of the world Are these people so stupid that they do not realise that this is Blair’s efforts to get back into politics through the back door even if its EU political circles as opposed to UK. Are they not aware that Blair is being highly rewarded for his efforts to keep us in however his greatest reward… Read more »

Jane Davies
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Jane Davies

So the pennies are finally dropping, and this old fart needs to go quietly into the background and take his in denial cronies with him. Blair especially needs to cease and desist, which part of the majority of people hate him does this man not understand? He needs to do everyone a big favour and retire to somewhere in the EU and shutup!.

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