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Tony Blair was ‘aware’ of accounts of abuse in Westminster but he was not ‘involved’ | Politics | News

The former Labour Prime Minister said he was a family man during his time in Parliament.

But, he seems to acknowledge some awareness about the behaviour of other MPs.

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, he said: “I was never part of it, I was living in London and had a family.

“I recognise some of the descriptions, let’s say, but it wasn’t something I got involved in.”

Mr Blair said there needs to be “necessary change” in culture following the sleaze scandal.

He added: “It’s a necessary change in culture that’s going to come about.”

Mr Blair also slammed Labour mayor Sadiq Khan over his decision to ban Uber in London.

He said: “There are a lot of people employed as Uber drivers who want to be Uber drivers.

“The question is how do you make sure that they’re treated properly?

“The answer is not to ban Uber, the answer is to regulate it sensibly.

“You can see this with all the major companies when they’re changing society in very profound ways.

“The question is how do you keep the advantages people want? In the case of Uber, there are people who feel this is important employment for them and gives them flexibility.

“But how do you make sure they are not exploited?”

Mr Blair is a longstanding critic of current Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

He claims the current Labour policies are “not progressive”.

He continued: “I think the problem with Corbyn’s policies is they’re not progressive because they’re believing that, for instance, the big challenge in transport is to nationalise the railways. It isn’t.

“The big challenge in education is to get rid of tuition fees. It isn’t.”

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