(From The Telegraph)
He added: “I could’ve held one (a referendum) in 2005 and lost one. When we thought we were going to have to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, I thought that was a very, very open question as to whether we were going to win or not.
“What it shows you [is] that if you put this decision to people like this in a referendum, I think at any point in time in the last 30 years you could have got that result.”
So the people want(ed) out, but Blair still thinks the guys like him know best.