[…] However, those worried the original Blairite will grab control of the Labour party need not worry – for now.
He told the tabloid that he has no current plans to return to frontline politics or become an MP, but it appears he could be laying the groundwork for a new political party or movement.
Nigel Farage, for example, has never been elected as an MP but lead the Brexit movement with Ukip.
“It is not frontline politics in the sense I am not standing for parliament,” Mr Blair explained.
“I am not sure I can turn something into a political movement but I think there is a body of ideas out there people would support.”