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Of course we can oppose Brexit—that’s how democracy works

And Tony Blair is right to argue as much

By Jay Elwes  

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair ©Victoria Jones/PA Wire/PA Images

In a speech today, Tony Blair urged Britain to think again about Brexit. He encouraged pro-EU Britons to “rise up” to express their support for the European Union and to fight for the country’s membership.

No sooner had he opened his mouth than a chorus of pro-Brexit commentators demanded that he shut it again. Boris Johnson said that by suggesting that Britain should think again, Blair was “insulting British voters.” He continued: “I urge the British people to rise up and turn off…

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