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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oh no he can't!

As Barrack Obama's campaign goes from strength to strength, another man's Presidential ambitions have seemingly hit the rocks. The Guardian reports that Tony Blair's hopes of becoming Europe's first president are running into mounting opposition across the EU, with Germany determined to stymie the former prime minister.

They tell us that a "Stop Blair" website run by pro-Europeans has launched a petition against him; a transnational, cross-party caucus in the European parliament is forming to campaign against a Blair presidency; senior officials in Brussels are privately dismissive about the new post going to a Britain; and senior diplomats in European capitals also doubt that Blair is the right person for the post being created under Europe's new reform treaty.

Angela Merkel is said to be particularly sceptical about Blair's candidacy. I always liked the Germans.
As predicted in http://ffrancsais.blogspot.com/2008/02/stop-tony-blair-in-europe-campaign.html
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