Linkspam for 9-10-2009

  • For the inaugural stint in this high-profile function, EU citizens should expect the selection of a decent national statesman, a statesman with impeccable European credentials, a respected and experienced politician, with a genuine ability to convince his former colleagues with the right mix of technical and political skills. Blair is not that man. He is, as the Financial Times's Martin Wolf once stated, just another British populist.
    (tags: eu)
  • So Tony Blair is being considered for the job of European Union president… If the new, improved, post-Lisbon EU is to have any credibility or integrity, it needs a different leader.
    (tags: eu work)
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1 Response to Linkspam for 9-10-2009

  1. nwhyte says:

    Agree entirely on your last point. On the first point, the Senate isn’t irrelevant – it was set up as an attempt to balance minority rights within a devolved setting by introducing bicameralism, and while the Senate as such wasn’t the killer problem with the settlement, it certainly was one of the elements of the failure.

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