Former Labour leader Tony Blair has indicated that he could be returning to politics to tackle the “one party state” that currently exists in Britain.
Speaking to Esquire magazine he said he is “very motivated” to tackle the Tory party’s vision of Brexit Britain, a vision the current Labout party set-up is unable to challenge because they don’t appeal to mainstream voters.
He said: “I don’t know if there’s a role for me . . . There’s a limit to what I want to say about my own position at this moment.
“All I can say is that this is where politics is at. Do I feel strongly about it? Yes, I do. Am I very motivated by that? Yes. Where do I go from here? What exactly do I do? That’s an open question.”
With the dust yet to settle after Labour’s last leadership contest, Jeremy Corbyn may soon be faced with much stiffer opposition in the face of the former leader, who successfully navigated the party through three General Election victories.
But Corbyn’s latest reshuffle of the party has been seen by many as making his position impregnable until the next general election, which could make any possible comeback for Blair next to impossible.
In his interview, 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.
“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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