UK's Johnson condemns Blair's call for Brexit halt

Economy | Politics 2/17/2017, 1:28 PM
UK's Johnson condemns Blair's call for Brexit halt

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson launched an attack on former Prime Minister Tony Blair for urging a second referendum on the country's membership in the European Union, Sky News reported on Friday.

During his speech at an Open Britain event in central London, Blair called for the British people to rise up against the government's plans to trigger Article 50 and leave the bloc, insisting that Brexit could and should be stopped. In response, the foreign secretary said, "I urge the British people to rise up and turn off the TV when Tony Blair next appears with his condescending campaign."

Johnson criticized the former Labour premier for "showing contempt for the intelligence of the electorate," which, he added, voted "firmly" in favor of exiting the EU.

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