Sarkozy ‘non’ to Blair

Nicolas Sarkozy has withdrawn his backing of Tony Blair to become the first president of the European Union.

The French president is understood to have changed his mind after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is thought he feels EU opposition to the former UK prime minister is too strong because he backed the Iraq war.

The role, to be created under the new EU reform treaty, would replace the six-month rotating presidencies. Sources also indicated that Mr. Sarkozy felt Mr. Blair was not right for the role because Britain has failed to adopt the European single currency and the Schengen zone of passport-free travel.

A …non worth …thousands of pictures!!! I would love to see Tony’s face when he heard it!!!

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  1. The Economist recently referred to the candidacy of the Belgian prime minister as “comical” while Tony Blair’s would be quite good for the EU standing next to the US. While Blair is a good choice as a figure head, the Belgian prime minister is perhaps superior in negotiating common positions (which is necessary in divided Belgium). I have just posted on what might be behind the British position here. http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/228

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