#Brexit U-TURN? How arch-Remainer Tony Blair was elected on 'pledge to LEAVE EU'

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Last week, former Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the triumphant victory of Nigel Frage’s Brexit Party at the European elections by predicting that Britain will never actually leave the bloc. Mr Blair told Sky News that the UK is heading towards a second referendum, with voters more likely than ever to reject leaving. Despite the Brexit Party topping the polls with a third of the vote, the politician suggested that a "proper" Remain campaign would be able to burst apart the "myths" that enabled the Leave victory three years ago.

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The former Prime Minister has battled against Brexit since 2016 and appears to have been a supporter of the European club for decades.

In 1999, Mr Blair became the third British politician to be awarded the Charlemagne Prize in recognition of his devotion to European integration.

However, a newly-resurfaced election leaflet shows that he stood on a manifesto advocating Britain's withdrawal from the bloc. 

Mr Blair was first elected to the House of Commons in 1983, and the leaflet handed out to his Sedgefield constituents clearly displays anti-EEC sentiments.

autoplay_video, tony blair, tony blair news, european union, eu news, european union latest, brexit deal, tony blair, tony blair eu, brexit latestautoTony Blair was elected on an anti-EEC manifesto in his early political career (Image: GETTY)

autoplay_video, tony blair, tony blair news, european union, eu news, european union latest, brexit deal, tony blair, tony blair eu, brexit latestNewly-resurfaced election leaflet (Image: LABOUR)

Featuring a picture of Mr Blair, then aged 30, the pamphlet states that a Labour Government would "negotiate a withdrawal from the EEC, which has drained our natural

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