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originally posted by: ForteanOrg
a reply to: crazyewok
I can't recall Brits having voted against free speech. If Blair wants to advocate exitbrexit it's his right. If you are very sure that the people won't change their mind, he's harmless. But given your really over the top reaction to this, it is safe to assume you're NOT so sure... and that's for a very good reason.
Brits have indeed been lied to about the consequences of a Brexit.
originally posted by: AMNicks
a reply to: ManFromEurope
The problem is, the media is pushing this agenda also! "Good Morning Britain" a TV show in the UK basically promoted his campaign, that can be dangerous to the easily led.
originally posted by: CulturalResilience
If you think about it its quite surprising that Bush's murderous little lapdog wants to keep the UK in the EU, considering he took his orders directly from the Whitehouse when he held office.
European Council president speculation
In October 2007, there was speculation in the media that Blair was open to the idea of becoming the first President of the European Council, a post created in the Treaty of Lisbon that would come into force in 2009, if successfully ratified. Gordon Brown added his support, but noted that it was premature to discuss candidates before the treaty was approved. A spokesman for Blair did not rule out him accepting the post, but said that he was concentrating on his current role in the Middle East. Blair was later invited to speak on European issues at a rally of President Sarkozy's party, the Union for a Popular Movement, on 12 January 2008, which fuelled speculation further.
There was opposition to Blair's potential candidacy for the job. In the UK, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats both said they would oppose Blair. In Germany, the leader of the Free Democrats, Guido Westerwelle, said that he preferred a candidate from a smaller European country.
In November 2009, Belgian PM Herman Van Rompuy was named President of the European Council.