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Britain’s next Prime Minister speaks: Blair warns politics risks becoming populated by the ‘weird and wealthy’ as he calls for reset with Europe (he was looking in the mirror at the time)

Sir Tony Blair has warned politics risks becoming a branch of celebrity populated by the “weird and the wealthy” as he called for a reset of Britain’s relationship with Europe.

The former prime minister also suggested record net migration was a sign that the UK is still an attractive place to live and denounced identity politics as a “cul de sac”, in a wide-ranging interview.

More than a decade and a half after he left frontline politics, he also joked he might “sit around and drink all day” if he did not keep working.

Sir Tony and his Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, with its more than 800 staff, are widely expected to be influential if, as expected, Labour wins its first general election since he was prime minister later this year.

In a significant change of tack from his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, Sir Keir Starmer has openly praised the legacy of the last Labour government.

But in an interview with The Sunday Times, Sir Tony expressed concern about a “loss of mission” within Western democracy.

Despite a “really exciting world”, he said when he talked to people in politics “they’re a little depressed about the future”.

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