Boris Johnson would be a 'formidable' Tory leader says Tony Blair

Boris Johnson would be a 'formidable' Tory leader who will beat Labour at an election if Corbyn does not abandon his 'revolutionary' agenda, warns Tony Blair The ex-Labour PM said his party would have to win over Tories 'repelled' by Boris  He said it was 'bizarre' to suggest such voters would be attracted by Mr Corbyn  Mr Blair said disillusioned Tory voters had to feel 'safe' voting for Labour instead 

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 01:45 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 01:45 BST, 1 April 2019

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Tony Blair (pictured in London last month) warned that Labour will lose an election if it does not abandon its 'revolutionary' agenda

Tony Blair (pictured in London last month) warned that Labour will lose an election if it does not abandon its 'revolutionary' agenda 

Boris Johnson would be a 'formidable' Tory leader who could inflict another election defeat on Labour, Tony Blair has warned. 

The former Labour Prime Minister warned his party will lose unless it abandons Jeremy Corbyn's 'revolutionary' politics. 

Mr Blair, a long-standing critic of Mr Corbyn, said Labour would need to win over Tory voters who were 'repelled' by former Foreign Secretary Mr Johnson. 

Speaking to HuffPost, he said Mr Johnson's 'right-wing populism' would defeat Labour's left-wing version at a possible snap election. 

'If you have a Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party, he's a formidable campaigner, he's an interesting personality, he can get out there and do his stuff, for sure,' he said. 

'If we stand in a reasonable position, where you have many Conservative voters voters that will feel repelled by a

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