Tony Blair Hints At Shock Return To Frontline Of British Politics

Blair sparked speculation about his future last month when he announced he was winding down his commercial business consultancy and handing its reserves to his charitable causes.

He vowed to spend 80% of his time on not-for-profit activities, a move that some felt was a ‘clearing of the decks’ for a possible political comeback.

Given Labour’s current constitution and overwhelming pro-Corbyn membership, Blair’s remarks will prompt fresh suspicions that he could even be planning to launch a new pro-European centrist party.

With Jeremy Corbyn’s latest reshuffle of his top team a clear attempt to build on his second landslide election as leader, some Labour MPs believe that his position is now impregnable until the next general election.

In his interview with Esquire, Blair said: “Frankly, it’s a tragedy for British politics if the choice before the country is a Conservative government going for a hard Brexit and an ultra-left Labour Party that believes in a set of policies that takes us back to the Sixties.”

He added: “In the UK at the moment you’ve got a one party state. When you put it all together [taking into account that the Conservative leader wasn’t elected], there’s something seriously wrong.”

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