'We don't trust you': Tony Blair's 'rise up' Brexit speech leaves many on social media unimpressed 

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair during his speech on Brexit at an Open Britain event in central London Credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Tony Blair's words about Brexit on Friday morning failed to cut through, according to many on social media.

Leave voters and many Remainers were turned off by his speech, asking Remain voters to "expose relentlessly" the Government's drive for Brexit, which will cause "real damage" to Britain and the embitterment of future generations.

Many were unimpressed when he urged Britain to "rise up" against Brexit, and critics pointed to the Iraq war protests which took place during the time he was Prime Minister.

Not everyone was unimpressed; former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said: "I agreed with every single word of that."

Many pointed out how people 'rose up' against the Iraq war

His words made some think voting Leave was the correct thing to do

 Some seemed to think he was a hypocrite

'We don't trust you'

Even Remainers weren't fans of his speech

Some thought he should have helped attitudes towards the EU when he was Prime Minister

Others think he may have ulterior motives

However, a few did stand up for him

Including Nick Clegg

 And it appears the feeling was mutual!

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