TONY BLAIR has insisted Ed Miliband “can and will” win the general election after reports that he had expressed doubts at a private meeting.
The former prime minister was said to have suggested David Cameron was on track to remain in power during a discussion with long-standing allies earlier this month.
A source who was present told the Daily Telegraph: “The Conservatives will be the next government because Labour has failed to make a good case for itself. That is what Tony thinks. He does not think that Miliband can beat Cameron.”
But Mr Blair said today: “The Telegraph story does not represent my view. Ed Miliband and the Labour Party can and will win the next election.”