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Tony Blair: Consequences of second lockdown would be ‘absolutely devastating’

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he believes the consequences of a second lockdown would be “absolutely devastating”.

Speaking to presenter Emma Barnett, Mr Blair said he feels “horrified” by the economic damage stemming from the pandemic.

“It’s not lives versus livelihood, we’re going to do major long-term damage to the rest of our healthcare system if our economy can’t get moving again and if people can’t get out and about again.”

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