Blair enters poll battle with EU warning

By AFP, London

Tony Blair was to wade into the British general election campaign on Tuesday, with the former prime minister set to sound a warning about the dangers of leaving the EU.
Blair, who was in office from 1997 to 2007, is to claim Prime Minister David Cameron's planned referendum on European Union membership threatens the British economy.
Conservative centre-right leader Cameron, if he remains prime minister after the May 7 election, has pledged to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU and then hold an in-or-out referendum on the outcome by the end of 2017.
Blair was to speak in his former Sedgefield constituency, in a first campaign stop this week in support of the main opposition centre-left Labour Party, which he headed for 13 years and led to three general election victories.