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Blair: If your heart is with Corbyn, 'get a transplant'

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.

Blair: Jeremy Corbyn is "Tory preference" for leader

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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Tony Blair resigns as Middle East peace envoy

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has submitted his resignation as Middle East peace envoy, an official has said.

Tony Blair has handed in his resignation Credit: PA

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 believe Tony Blair 'irrelevant to election'

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.

ITV News poll. Credit: ITV News

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 launches cutting attack on Tony Blair

Nigel Farage has launched a cutting attack on Tony Blair after the former Prime Minister joined the fray in the general election fight.

Nigel Farage enjoys a Ukip cake on the campaign trail. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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."

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