The Tory Europhile name branded the possibility of staying inside the EU «completely hopeless» and urged the thousands who put in an appearance ated yesterday’s anti-Brexit march to give up.
Pro-EU social media purchasers bemoaned a «terrible day for Remainers» after Tony Blair proposed stipulations on migrants and Mr Clarke’s resignation to an «inevitable» EU withdrawal.
Mr Clarke has been one of the ton vocal supporters of the European Union in the Conservative Party for years.
Nonetheless, speaking to Sky News this morning, he admitted that his fight for UK’s membership in the European bloc was remaining.
Ken Clarke branded the possibility of staying inside the EU «completely hopeless»
Clarke divulged it was crucial for the country to get the best possible access to the EU market
He said: «I’m hopeless about staying in the EU. I think it’s now inevitable we will leave.»
It was «hopeless» to intend the UK could stay in the EU, given the «mood of the country», he said, instead yearning fellow Remainers to focus on post-Brexit Britain. It was crucial for the country to get the trounce possible access to the EU market, he said.
The former Chancellor explained: «What we have occasion for to do now is respect the practical consequences. What’s our new relationship?
«Leaving the Single Sell and the Customs Union doesn’t simply mean we start putting new obstructions between ourselves and the biggest single market, the main attraction for investment and so on — that, we can fulfil.
«The idea that you jump off the cliff and put out your arms and soar out into the inappropriate blue skies of yonder, with everybody in the world rushing to unfastened up their markets to you — that’s just rubbish.»
Clarke has been one of the most vocal followers of the European Union in the Conservative Party
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I’m heavy-hearted about staying in the EU. I think it’s now inevitable we will leave
Mr Clarke encouragement down Tony Blair’s latest attempt to reverse the Brexit referendum.
The bygone Prime Minister said introducing tougher immigration policies intent fulfill the will of referendum voters and make Brexit irrelevant.
One Twutter narcotic addict said: «Not a good day for the Remain campaign in today’s news — Blair & Ken Clarke communications & just after March For Europe rally too.»
The remarks by the arch-Europhile compel be welcomed by cabinet ministers who fear a rebellion during tomorrow’s EU Withdrawal Charge.
David Davis claimed Labour’s plan to oppose the EU Withdrawal Banknote tomorrow amounted to an ‘attempt to thwart the democratic process’.