A regional publisher’s pro-European Union newspaper has landed a word exclusive with Tony Blair.
Archant’s venture The New European published a piece written by the former Prime Minister in today’s edition, in which he called for a new vote on Britain’s exit from the EU once the consequences are properly understood.
The 2,300-word article is Mr Blair’s first major piece since the referendum.
In it, he also attacks the increasing extremism of both major political and the “climate of fear” preventing many MPs from speaking their minds.
Mr Blair wrote: “We’re the insurgents now. We have to build the capability to mobilise and to organise.”
Last month The New European secured an exclusive serialisation deal on the latest diaries of Alastair Campbell, Mr Blair’s former director of communications and strategy.
Mr Campbell revealed Mr Blair’s secret plan to quit No 10 and run to be President of Europe.
The New European was launched by Archant in the wake of the vote to leave the EU, and is aimed at the ’48pc’ who voted Remain.