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VERBATIM: Blair to 'keep an open mind' on Brexit

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Britain has voted to leave the European Union. But this vote took place in a very bizarre set of circumstances in this sense. That it was like agreeing a house swap.>>
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So what we had was a debate where we basically had two people who came to us and said, we've seen this house, and we're gonna tell you.
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And one said this house is terrible, and the other person said, no, the house is fantastic, you should definitely move. So we decided to back the person who said, it's fantastic, let's move. So right now, the Prime Minister says, for reasons I completely understand but they're principally to do with maintaining the Conservative Party unity that has been achieved on the basis of Brexit, okay.
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So she wants to say, which I understand, right, Brexit means Brexit, it doesn't matter what the deal is. We'll get the best deal we can, but we're just going. My view is that we should just keep an open mind. We should see how these guys get on