Brexit ‘colossal mistake’, ex-Tory PM John Major tells MPs

Ex-PM says UK stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit

Adam Forrest
Tuesday 07 February 2023 13:31 GMT
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Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the EU, former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major has told a cross-party group of MPs.

Sir John – appearing before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee – said he was not a “significant Europhile”, but insisted that the UK was stronger inside the bloc.

Sir John, who campaigned to remain in the EU ahead of the 2016 Brexit referendum, said membership of the bloc “smoothed the way” for many of the agreements at the start of the process.

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