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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is strongly considering a role in British politics it has emerged.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, the former Labour leader said the public is being forced to make a choice between a government pursuing a “hard Brexit” and an “ultra-left” Labour Party whose policies were out of date.
“It’s a tragedy for British politics if the choice before the country is a Conservative government going for a hard Brexit and an ultra-left Labour Party, that believes in a set of policies that takes us back to the 60s,” he said.
“In the UK at the moment you’ve got a one-party state. When you put it all together, there’s something seriously wrong.
“I don’t know if there’s a role for me… There’s a limit to what I want to say about my own position at this moment. All I can say is that this is where politics is at. Do I feel strongly about it? Yes, I do. Am I very motivated by that? Yes.
“Where do I go from here? What exactly do I do? That’s an open question.”
He added: “There’s been a huge reaction against the politics I represent. But I think it’s too soon to say the centre has been defeated. Ultimately I don’t think it will. I think it will succeed again.
“The centre ground is in retreat. This is our challenge. We’ve got to rise to that challenge.”