Hunting supporters have seized on former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s admission that banning hunting was “one of the domestic legislative measures I most regret”.

They say the comment, in his autobiography A Journey, published last week, is confirmation that the hunting ban should be repealed.

He also states in his book that he was educated about hunting by a “mistress of a hunt near Oxford”.

Pick up a copy of today’s magazine for more of Tony Blair’s comments about hunting from his autobiography, whether his comments are likely to help hunting and suggestions of who this hunting heroine might be.