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Unite director dismisses Blair's Labour leadership warning

Jennie Formby, the political director of the Unite trade union, has dismissed Tony Blair's latest intervention in the Labour leadership race.

The former prime minister has cautioned against the "Alice in Wonderland" appeal of Jeremy Corbyn and mocked those who have embraced a "politics of parallel reality."

His warning has been backed by fellow candidate Andy Burnham who said the party will have "lost the plot", if they ignore the man who "won three general elections for Labour.

Ms Formby tweeted: "Sorry Andy Burnham; I totally disagree that neo-liberal multi-millionaire war-mongerer Blair has anything useful to say."

"He hasn't said anything constructive or useful so far re leadership campaign, you can't just write off tens of thousands supporting JC", she added.

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