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question, and you've answered it correctly. Blair would undermine the credibility of the EU at every turn, in particular from within.

Watch carefully who pushes his candidacy - it will be those who back the English vision of the EU - a larger customs union than the outdated one they already have with Scotland, Wales and those parts of Ulster they still occupy.

I'm sure we'll see some of the usual suspects, but I suspect we will also learn from the silence of those who choose to keep quiet.

Nice to see that this prospect apppears to be largely rejected by the entire political spectrum in France, with the exception of our emperor-ado.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 10:57:31 AM EST
Blair is very clever. He refuses to openly admit that he is interested in the job but from all indications, he wants it. Reason perhaps why he refused to move to America despite the seemingly hefty, million-dollar income he would be making in a new job, i.e., public speaker, political media darling, etc.

Sarkozy's efforts at lobbying for Blair may serve as the backbone for Blair's campaign but at the end of the day, an all out British support is necessary, nay, REQUIRED for him to be able to convince the rest of Europe to look at him as a serious and bona fide candidate.

by The3rdColumn on Fri Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:58:36 AM EST
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