Tony Blair urges Britain to stick with European Union

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1fbqwqzGtmS3lCs8dIRLJeVG0vj71dZH9PCF70_o2uYpg3yOknATony Blair, the former prime minister, warned regarding Britain’s future in the European Union, that the country will face a risk if it edged toward leaving its regional alliance while power shifts to emerging economies.  Speaking in London, Tony Blair argued about his country’s place in the bloc saying that the European Union was important because it helped Britain leverage its influence within a changed geopolitical landscape. Britons have not been enthusiastic about European integration but, lately, talks over Britain’s relationship with the European Union have geared up. Tony Blair was questioned by critics, telling his reliability at home had been dented by his interest in the Iraq attack, and because he had been active for euro membership, which has gone through a debt crisis.

Prime Minister David Cameron, would like to specify ties differently with the European Union, focusing on its single economic market, and to place the result of that negotiation on to the voters.

Mr. Blair argued that with the global shift of power from West to East, Britain’s influence could be maximized through the Union with its collective population of 500 million. If it did not stop, Britain might end up next 20 years struggling to get back into the European Union, Mr. Blair added.

Earlier Roger Carr, the president of the Confederation of British Industry, cautioned on the increasing risk that the country would leave the European Union and advised business executives who favor staying in the bloc.

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