General Election 2017: Tony Blair is really tempted to make a political comeback (because of Brexit)

 
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The former PM Tony Blair is not impressed with the current state of politics (Source: Getty)

Tony Blair is tempted to return to politics – and it's all because of Brexit.

The former Prime Minister has revealed "I actually almost feel motivated to go right back into it" when he looks "at the British political scene at the moment".

In an astonishing interview with the BBC's World This Weekend, he did not rule out returning to fight another election battle and said that Brexit was a bigger issue than party allegiance.

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He said he felt "we're just allowing ourselves to be hijacked by what is actually quite a small group of people with a very strong ideology who, ok, I accept they managed to win that referendum last year, but, they shouldn't seriously be allowed just to take this country where they will...."

Blair left politics in 2007 after giving Labour its biggest victory in years at the 1997 General Election and then going on to win two more in 2001 and 2005. He has previously ruled out a comeback.

Though he agrees with Theresa May on "a lot of what she says", Blair said that on the issue of Brexit she is "not reasonable; she's enthralled to that small group on the right and they are taking us where they want to go".

WATCH: Tony Blair reveals he's tempted to return to politics

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