Unhappy with the way that UK Prime Minister Theresa May is conducting the Brexit negotiations, Tony Blair plans to join the Tory party and stand at the next by-election.

A source close to Mr Blair said, “He’s not impressed with Theresa May. He thinks she’s a total lightweight.”

It is believed that once becoming a Tory MP, Blair will challenge May for the Tory leadership.

A Tory Cabinet minister who wished to remain anonymous said, “There are plenty of people in the Tory party who want to remain part of Europe. Tony Blair could provide the leadership we have been lacking.”

Having brought peace to the Middle East, Blair clearly feels ready for his next big challenge – keeping Britain in the EU.