Former British PM Blair assails Cameron over EU referendum

April 7, 2015 12:14 PM

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Former British PM Blair assails Cameron over EU referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to hold a European Union membership referendum if he is re-elected next month would lead to an intense period of uncertainty for businesses, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Tuesday.

Cameron, whose Conservatives are neck-and-neck with the opposition Labour Party in most polls ahead of the May 7 vote, has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with Brussels, and then hold a referendum by the end of 2017.

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