TONY BLAIR has denied claims that he is planning a political comeback to influence Brexit negotiations because he thinks the Tories are ‘screwing it up’ and that Jeremy Corbyn is a ‘nutter’.
The former Labour prime minister, who, according to a source, thinks Theresa May is a ‘lightweight’, has labelled reports that he has set up an institute near Whitehall as ‘wholly untrue.’
He has confirmed however that he is keeping his ‘options open’ over Brexit.
Eurosceptics are pleased at the thought of a Blair intervention, arguing that he will only embolden Brexiteers.
Former Conservative environment secretary Owen Paterson said: “This is glorious news. He is one of those discredited establishment figures who repels many people. For this, he must win the international prize for lack of self-awareness this year.”
Blair will make an announcement regarding his potential new role in politics in the New Year.