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    Daily Mail Blair accuses Nigel Farage of 'stigmatising' foreigners

    Blair accuses Nigel Farage of 'stigmatising' foreigners to win over angry white working class voters
    Former PM says it is a 'deception' that Britain would be better off out of EU
    Accuses Farage of giving unemployed Brits a 'grievance' with immigrants
    Ridicules idea the country's problems would be solved with 'fewer Poles'
    But accepts rise of UKIP is a 'wake up call' for British and European leaders
    Rules himself out of running to be next European Commission President

    Tony Blair this morning accused Nigel Farage of 'stigmatising' foreigners in a bid to win over white working class Brits looking for someone to blame.


    He urged people not to buy the UKIP leader's 'deception' that Britain would be better off if there were 'fewer Poles working in the UK'.


    In a keynote speech to the CBI business group in London the former Prime Minister accepted the rise of UKIP was a 'wake up call' for Europe - but urged David Cameron not to pander to its views.



    Mr Blair suggested that eurosceptics like UKIP were offering 'a false banner of independence'and claimed it 'wasn't a coincidence' that anti-Europe parties were also 'also anti-immigrant'.


    He said: 'They represent within the UK and elsewhere, a strain of politics. Its defining characteristic is a belief that a nation's identity consists in a sense of belonging to a group of similar look, culture, history and interests.'


    But he said this view of the modern world was wrong.

    Blair accuses Nigel Farage of 'stigmatising' foreigners to win over angry white working class voters | Mail Online

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    Default Re: Blair accuses Nigel Farage of 'stigmatising' foreigners

    Farage is an ass-spray. I don't need Tony Blair to tell me that.

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