Tony Blair has warned of "devastating" consequences for peace in Northern Ireland if no-deal Brexit takes place 4 months ago

Tony Blair has warned of "devastating" consequences for peace in Northern Ireland if no-deal Brexit takes place

He's had his say.

Tony Blair has become the latest person to weigh in on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, claiming that the consequences of it would be "devastating" for Northern Ireland.

The former UK Prime Minister was quick to dismiss claims that leaving with no deal would not be detrimental to Britain's economy.

Speaking to Sky News, the former Labour leader spoke about the affect it could have on the peace process in the North.

He said:

"No one could responsibly propose this (a no-deal Brexit). It would be economically very, very dangerous for Britain and for the peace process in Northern Ireland, it would potentially be devastating.

"We would have a hard border, a very hard border, no-deal Brexit means a really hard border between the north and south of Ireland, contrary to the Good Friday Agreement and it would cause an enormous fissure within the United Kingdom."

Blair went on to accuse the politicians involved of acting carelessly about Brexit since negotiations begun.

He said: "They've been playing fast and loose with it from the beginning.

"There's people who cheerfully say you can put the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in a completely different relationship with Europe, in trading terms, and it makes no difference to the economy of Northern Ireland - I don't know on what basis they would possibly say that."