Blair: Corbyn’s lead not enough
Labour should be 15 to 20 points ahead of the Conservatives in the polls given the “mess” the UK Government is in, Tony Blair has said.
The former PM, a long-standing critic of Jeremy Corbyn, praised the way the Labour leader had run this year’s General Election campaign but warned the party’s popularity was way behind where it should be.
He said: “I pay tribute to the campaign he ran. I think he showed a lot of character, he’s generated a lot of enthusiasm. I buy all of that. But I still say, come on guys, we should be 15 to 20 points ahead at this stage.”