The foreign affair spokesman of the British Conservative party has warned European ambassadors privately that backing Tony Blair as President of the European Council would be a “mistake” that would set back relations if the party came to government.
This is odd and unusual, to say the least. It also gives me an explanation for the fact that that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had expressed concern last week during her visit to Europe over David Cameron’s increasingly combative stance toward the EU (check Gulf Stream Blues for the whole story).
Silent winner – the other candidates. FP has a list, but there are inaccuracies, as Kospmopolito has pointed out. One candidate is missing – Mary Robinson; though this name will give some Americans the creeps.