January 17, 2008

ENGLAND WILL NEVER JOIN THE UNION, BUT IT'S AMUSING NONETHELESS:

Blair for president?: With French support (The Economist, 1/17/08)

IT TAKES a lot for an Englishman to speak French in public. Yet Tony Blair, who has made a habit of it, did it again on January 12th, delivering a speech in praise of reform and European unity to members of France's centre-right ruling party—all in respectable French. Commentators argued that only one prize could explain why the former British prime minister (and nominally centre-left politician) put himself through the ordeal. At the meeting, President Nicolas Sarkozy came close to giving explicit backing to Mr Blair to become the European Union's first full-time president.

Pretty typical that they require for the leader a guy who couldn't even lead his own country into the Union.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2008 5:26 PM
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