Former Labour leader makes rare intervention into leadership race by defending the centre ground.Read the full story ›
Tony Blair has not pulled his punches in a series of attacks on the left-wing candidate for the Labour leadership election.
He told people who wanted to vote with their heart for Corbyn to "get a transplant" in a major speech today, and admitted that even if he could win on a left-wing platform, he wouldn't want to.
Former Labour Tony Blair has argued that the party needs a return to the centre ground.
In a speech this morning, he also said that left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn was "the Tory preference" for leader.
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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignation as Middle East peace envoy, an official has said.
Diplomatic sources revealed Mr Blair had written to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announcing his resignation as representative of the Quartet of Middle East powerbrokers at the end of June.
He took up the role immediately after stepping down as UK Prime Minister in 2007.
No comment has been made by Mr Blair's office in London.
More than half of people believe Tony Blair is irrelevant to the General Election after he intervened to support Ed Miliband, the ITV News/Yougov daily poll suggests.
The poll found that 55% of those asked if they believed Tony Blair was still an influential voice in the election said no.
A quarter believed the former PM was still relevant, 13% were not sure and 5% said they didn't care.
Over 4,000 people responded to the poll.
Nigel Farage has launched a cutting attack on Tony Blair after the former Prime Minister joined the fray in the general election fight.
The leader of Ukip said: "Blair was PM when the government promised a referendum on the EU constitution before the name of that was changed to the 'Lisbon Treaty' and he cynically withdrew his offer.
"Blair was also an enthusiast for British membership of the Eurozone and had personal ambitions to become 'President of Europe,' and how has that worked out for Europe and him?”
Farage continued, “It is no surprise to see him pat Miliband on the back for signing up to the corporatist EU agenda."
However Mr Farage did agree with Tony Blair's comments on David Cameron, saying: “his comments on Cameron’s position on Europe are quite right. Cameron has no intention of leaving the EU."
Tony Blair is in discussions about a change in his role as peace envoy in the Middle East, according to the Financial Times (£).
Senior diplomats told the newspaper the former prime minister was being eased out, which they suggested was "long overdue".
"He has been ineffective in this job. He has no credibility in this part of the world," they were quoted as saying.
But a senior source in the US administration said Blair has been "a valued partner in trying to bring peace to the Middle East", adding, "We will continue to value his input and support."