Tony Blair’s memoirs: ‘Maddening’ Gordon Brown drove me to drink

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Tony Blair today lays the blame for Labour’s election ‘disaster’ with Gordon Brown and reveals he dealt with the’maddening’ pressure from his former chancellor to step aside by drinking to excess.

In his massively-hyped memoirs the former prime minister reveals he began drinking every day while in power and started to rely on alcohol as a ‘support’.

Mr Blair’s book, A Journey, which went on sale today, reveals the depth of the rift between the figures who dominated British politics between 1997 and 2010.

It delivers a withering verdict on his successor as a ‘maddening’ man with ‘zero emotional intelligence’, who lost a winnable election because he abandoned New Labour.

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