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Major and Blair Warn Northern Ireland About Brexit Risks

  • Former premiers says exit from EU could threaten peace process
  • Brexit may also threaten union with second Scots referendum
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Tony Blair: Brexit Vote Has 'Seismic Consequences'

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Former British Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair together warned that Brexit could threaten peace in Northern Ireland and raise the prospect of fracturing the U.K.

The political foes renewed the push to keep Britain in the European Union by saying the peace settlement they negotiated in Northern Ireland will be under threat if Britain leaves the bloc, and that such a vote would likely lead to a second Scottish referendum. Their intervention came hours after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reiterated his warnings on the consequences for the economy, saying there is "a lot to be scared about."