Daily Archives: March 5, 2007

Gideon Rachman

Tomorrow I am taking part in a propaganda exercise. Or – to be more precise – I will be chairing a session at a conference in Brussels that will launch the new "Movement for European Reform."

It would be difficult to describe the MER as a broad-based movement. In fact, as far as I can see, it looks pretty much a front for Britain’s Conservative party. There are only two political parties represented at the opening conference – the Tories and the centre-right ODS from the Czech Republic. The conference will be opened with a speech from Mirek Topolanek, the Czech prime minister and the closing address will be from David Cameron, the Tory leader.

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