25 Oct 2009

The fight over a Blair presidency

11:04 UK time, Sunday, 25 October 2009

In the days and weeks ahead the arguments over whether Tony Blair should be the first President of the European Council are likely to intensify.
Increasingly the presidency is developing into a split between the big countries and the smaller states. Britain wants a powerful big hitter as president, so does France, Italy and probably Spain. Angela Merkel's positionis not yet clear and much will rest on what she decides.
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are set against a strong presidency. One Blair supporter is quoted as saying
.......it was very important for Europe to have a strong figure, who when they land in Beijing and Moscow the "traffic stops" for the motorcade.

Tony Blair believed God wanted him to go to war to fight evil, claims his mentor
published:9:00PM BST 23May2009 Daily Telegraph

Is Tony Blair the right man to be president of Europe? The Observer, Sunday 25 October 2009

Of the 562 readers comments on this debate in the Observer, 99% were against the idea of a Blair Presidency........with the vast majority citing him as a war criminal