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Blair steps up fight to be crowned first 'President of EU'

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  1. DisgruntledTunaFan

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    Blair steps up fight to be crowned first 'President of EU' - Europe, World - The Independent

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    Brown gives grudging blessing to his old rival's return to new job at centre of the global stage

    By Jane Merrick, Political Editor


    Tony Blair has emerged as the leading candidate to become the first permanent president of the European Union after Gordon Brown gave his grudging blessing to the plan. The former prime minister has stepped up his campaign for the job, which he wants to use to build a bridge between Europe and the new Obama administration.

    His return to the global stage would be a shock to his critics over the Iraq war and dismay many in Europe.

    But The Independent on Sunday has learnt that Mr Brown has accepted that his old rival should be in pole position for the appointment, on the basis that Britain needs to have a key figure in the architecture of the "new world order"........................
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    Britain's power projection nowadays is as real as the royal family's.
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    The Brits don't use Euros, so his ability to receive lobbyist cash or make bribes would be minimized. :D
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    The inbred British aristocracy and wealthy folks are funny. They really believe they are still living in 1880. Their time as lords and rulers of Europe is over but you sure can't tell them that.

    Just how do you become a "permanent President"? Isn't that the same as "King"? Maybe the Brits actually believe in roalty after all.
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    The year is 2009 and yet they still have a royal family that the entire nation listens to occasionally and follows in the news. It's funny but also very pathetic. I wouldn't mind if Britain's ego were knocked down a peg or two, even now they still think they're a world superpower, and Brits also resent Americans for our prosperity.

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