The former Labour prime minister - who has been vocal during the coronavirus pandemic - has reportedly held secret talks with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to offer "strategic advice" on mass testing and vaccines. Mr Blair is also said to have spoken to Baroness Harding, the head of NHS Test and Trace, and Steve Bates, who sits on the Vaccine Taskforce.
A source said the ex-prime minister wanted to follow in the footsteps of Charles de Gaulle, who became French president 13 years after leading France out of the Second World War.
But the reports of a comeback by Mr Blair prompted a furious reaction from some Express.co.uk readers.
Commenting on this website, one blasted: "He just will not go away, will he?"
Another brutally hit out: "Has he asked the public if we want him back. NO."Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Britons have reacted with fury to reports Tony Blair is eyeing up a "de Gaulle-style comeback" (Image: GETTY)
The former Labour prime minister has reportedly held secret talks with Health Secretary Matt Hancock to offer "strategic advice" on mass testing and vaccines (Image: PA)
A third insisted: "I will not vote for any party that gives Blair a role."
Another commented: "Keep this man as far from government as possible."
A fifth said: "I would trust any used car salesman first."
One more added: "The man is deluded!"
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A source said the ex-prime minister wanted to follow in the footsteps of Charles de Gaulle (Image: GETTY)