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Tony Blair blasts Jeremy Corbyn as he says Labour should be TWENTY points ahead of the Tories in the polls

LABOUR should be 20 points ahead in the polls, not just two or three, says Tony Blair.

In a dig at party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the ex-PM insisted Labour should be much more popular when the Tories are in such disarray.

 The ex-Prime Minister says the Labour party should be in a far better positionAP:Associated Press The ex-Prime Minister says the Labour party should be in a far better position

He said: “This Government is in a greater degree of mess than any I can remember.”

He added that even John Major’s Tory Cabinet in the mid-1990s was a “paragon of stability” compared with Theresa May’s team.

He praised Mr Corbyn’s “character” in the June General Election, but went on: “And yet we are a couple of points ahead and, I think I’m right that he’s not yet ahead of her as Prime Minister.

“So, I pay tribute to all of that, but I still say come on guys — we should be 15, 20 points ahead at this stage.”

 More people still think Theresa May makes a better Prime Minister than Jeremy CorbynRex Features More people still think Theresa May makes a better Prime Minister than Jeremy Corbyn

A YouGov poll for The Times last week put Labour on 43 per cent and the Tories on 40. Mrs May is three points ahead of Mr Corbyn in the voters’ choice for Prime Minister.

Mr Blair also denied that he once agreed to step aside as PM if his then Chancellor Gordon Brown backed plans for Britain to join the euro.

He said: “No, that would not be a sensible thing to have done at all.”

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