With the inept and scarcely-breathing corpse of Theresa May jerking and staggering through Brexit negotiations, the ever-so-slightly polarising figure of Tony 'call me Tone' Blair has put himself forward as the hero that our fractured nation needs in these bleak and trying times.
Undoing two buttons on his shirt and ordering a sparkling water (one slice of lemon), the former prime minister told BBC Radio 4's The World This Weekendim电竞官网- on Sunday that what was happening to the "crumbling" NHS was a "national tragedy" and that it was now "very clear" that the original Leave campaign's promise of increased NHS spending was, in fact, a total lie.
"When the facts change, I think people are entitled to change their mind," Blair said, a figure who has made no efforts to hide his aversion towards Britain leaving the European Union.
im电竞官网-Asked if his purpose was to reverse Brexit, Blair replied: "Yes, exactly so."
He added: "My belief is that, in the end, when the country sees the choice of this new relationship, it will realise that it's either going to be something that does profound damage to the country, or alternatively, having left the European Union, left the single market, we will try and by some means recreate the benefit of that in some new relationship, in which case I think many people will think, 'What's the point?'"
"The will of the people is not something immutable. People can change their mind if the circumstances change," he added.
im电竞官网-Blair's latest project is the extremely mysterious-sounding , which is developing policy ideas to address both Brexit and wider sociopolitical challenges (Not that we need any help of course).
During the interview, the former labour leader denied wanting to start a totally new party in British politics, saying that it would not be a good idea, before claiming that he wanted to Labour to be about "proper, modern, progressive politics".