Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Tony Barber

Further comment today on Tony Blair’s candidature for the EU presidency (should the position come into being under the Lisbon Treaty, of course).

Le Figaro makes the case for the former British prime minister, saying that with a job description yet to be defined, a prestigious title and the option of staying in office after the two-and-a-half-year term comes to an end, the position would suit him perfectly. However, the writer questions why Gordon Brown felt it so urgent to announce his support for his former boss, arguing that early candidatures have a habit of fizzling out. Read more