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Actually, a john Major would fit the criteria as laid out. He is broadly pro-europe and is a concensus builder. His tragedy was leading a party at a time when it could not have been led by anybody and the policies he enacted seemed to be rooted in that weakness than from any failure of personal vision.

since then I have been impressed by the quiet solidity of his convictions, even when I disagree with him.

But, he is not a global political celebrity in the Blair mould. Do we want a solid achiever or a gadfly ?

Who's that Italian comedian who embarrasses the government ? He'd be a good nomination

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 10:10:26 AM EST
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Not a bad choice. (To be honest, hadn't thought of Major)

But Major would be more acceptable than Blair, i.e., he doesn't have the "baggage" that comes with Bush's 'Yo Blair.

But he'll need some sort of support to get his name in the ballot box or we don't exactly have a pro-Europe Tory party in the UK.

by The3rdColumn on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 11:05:35 AM EST
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