“He thinks Jeremy Corbyn is a nutter and the Tories are screwing up Brexit. He thinks there’s a massive hole in British politics that he can fill.”
Blair is also said to be working with Jim Murphy, the former leader of Scottish Labour, to consolidate his numerous charity and business ventures under one umbrella to increase their influence.
A representative for Blair said no solid decisions had yet been made.
The brutal description of Corbyn comes just days after former US President, Bill Clinton, described him as “the maddest person in the room”.
Documents published by Wikileaks reveal that Clinton claimed Labour party members were so furious at being “shafted” by Tony Blair that “they went out and practically got a guy off the street” instead.
A senior Labour source told HuffPost UK that by ‘maddest’, Clinton had meant ‘angriest’, rather than ‘craziest’.
“Bill Clinton was clearly using the American term of mad – as in angry – in his comments about Jeremy,” the source said.
“A lot of people felt angry about UK politics at that time just before Jeremy was elected.”
Blair called for a second EU referendum last month, saying: “If you want to retain that access to the single market there will be various obligations that are imposed upon you, in relation to the free movement of people, to legal obligations…you are going to have to work out at that point, ‘are the freedoms that we’re going to enjoy…really so substantial that we want to leave the European Union?
“Another possibility is that you actually go for a much harder form of Brexit, you leave the single market altogether…then you’re going to be able to calculate, how much pain, how much difficulty, economic/social restructuring, is going to be necessary to make a success of that.”
Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/11/20/tony-blair-jeremy-corbyn-nutter_n_13106426.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics