03 February, 2008
The more I think about it, the more this Blair as EU President story sounds like something that is so not going to happen. There are a couple of EU leaders you could imagine pushing for it, noticeably his fellow Bushophile, Nicolas Sarkozy. But it is hard to imagine Gordon Brown wanting his old pal back from the Middle East. And if anyone stops to think about this at all, Blair faces an insurmountable obstacle. As UK leader, Blair so tied his country's interests to those of the United States that in world political terms the UK became little more than a US client. Could anyone really take Blair seriously as someone who would represent EU interests in trade talks with the Americans?