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The June EU elections may give a boost to Blair's chances of being EU president. That is, if he's willing to discover his socialist roots

By Manneken Pis   May 2009

Socialism could make Blair EU president

In his ascent to the top, David Cameron has benefited a great deal from watching his foe Tony Blair. But now it looks as if Cameron may be doing Blair a favour in return, albeit accidentally. With growing expectations that the Irish will vote “yes” in an autumn referendum on the Lisbon treaty, Blair is back in contention for the job it creates: president of the European council. Before the Irish torpedoed the treaty last year, Blair had many opponents, mainly because of his part in the Iraq war.

Several things have brought him…

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