Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Friday he felt voters would opt to stay in the European Union in a June 23 referendum but called on the “in” campaign to show more passion.
Blair, who served as Labour prime minister from 1997 to 2007, said he was concerned about the result of the referendum and cautioned Britain would face years of uncertainty if it left the world’s biggest trading bloc.
“You can’t have a referendum like this, especially with the fervour on the anti side, and not be concerned, so I am concerned, but I believe in the end we will vote to stay,” Blair told BBC radio.
Prime Minister David Cameron is leading the push to stay within the bloc, but polls show Britain is divided about membership with a large number of undecided voters.
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