Tony Blair to re-enter British politics - report

Mr Blair has not ruled out a return to politics since he stopped being Prime Minister in 2007 (Reuters)
Mr Blair has not ruled out a return to politics since he stopped being Prime Minister in 2007 (Reuters)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is moving more than a hundred staff into an office in London as he plots a return to politics, according to a report in UK newspaper The Sunday Times.

Mr Blair is said to want an important role in negotiating a good Brexit deal with the European Union (EU) and has reportedly held discussions with a number of senior MPs over his proposed return.

The 63-year-old is said to consider current Prime Minister Theresa May "a total lightweight" and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "a nutter".

"He thinks there's a massive hole in British politics that he can fill," according to an anonymous source in the article.

Mr Blair's office has made moves to deny the claims - but in the 10 years since he was Prime Minister, Mr Blair has never ruled out a potential return.

Since 2007, Mr Blair has worked as an advisor for a number of companies and governments. This year he announced he was no longer pursuing business and would instead focus on not-for-profit work.

Pro-Brexit MPs are said to be worried by the latest reports, as Mr Blair is known to be strongly against a split with the EU. Last month he called upon anti-Brexit MPs to "prise apart the alliance which gave us Brexit".

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