Blair admits he had no idea how many people would come to Britain when he allowed mass EU immigration and gets it WRONG when he tries to claim it happened years later
Tony Blair has admitted he had no idea how many people would move to Britain when the EU expanded in 2004.
And the ex-Prime Minister appeared to get wrong the facts of what happened to immigration numbers in a major interview to launch his new policy institute.
He said the surge in immigration to Britain did not happen until after 2008 and that Britain could only have imposed controls for four years.
In fact, net immigration leapt in 2004 and other EU nations imposed transitional controls for up to seven years.