Tony Blair: the EU needs a president
In a move interpreted by some as a job application, the former prime minister said the EU could do with a strong leader approved by the people. “An election for a big post held by one person – this people can understand,” he said. “The problem with the European Parliament is that though clearly democratically elected, my experience is people don’t feel close to their MEPs.”
Former British PM Tony Blair Calls for New Momentum in Europe
His speech to the Berggruen Institue on Governance’s “Council on the Future of Europe” is Now Available Online-Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair called on European states to make a “grand bargain” to take European unification to a higher level. “In the long run, and in principle, Europe is the right decision,” Blair said in his speech before the Berggruen Institute’s Council on the Future of Europe on Monday.
Europe wants Obama- Why?
The British, the only European power on which Americans can rely through thick and thin, have been left with the impression that he sees them as the yesterday land, the dreadful old colonialists of his father’s Kenya. Sending back the bust of Winston Churchill to the British Embassy in his first week was a symbol so petty it should have been beneath him.