Tony Blair recently hinted he is prepared to be the President of Europe and now he is making calls for such an all-encompassingÂ post to be made available.
The man who took Britain to war with two different countries in the middle east costing countless innocent lives onÂ theÂ basis of very dubious intelligence with questionable motives is not content with his ironic role of peace envoy to the middle east.
Now it seems Tony Blair has returned to the subject of the role as President of Europe and is touting the same fear mongering rhetoric he used to take Britain to war with Iraq.
This time he is citing the potential breakup of the European Union as the reason to create such an overarching position for the political conglomerationÂ ofÂ EuropeanÂ nation states, which can only be saved with an effective figureheadÂ positionÂ created and legitimisedÂ by a democratic vote.
Blair sees further integration to facilitate stability in an uncertain political and economic environment as of paramount importance and believes the people of Europe might be a little disgruntled because there is little to no democraticÂ accountabilityÂ in the selection process of the technocrats that currently have political dominionÂ in European politics.
On the latter part he is correct but the elephant in the room is whoÂ decides the candidates and how would Tony Blair's nomination be a democratic decision? I mean will this position be open toÂ all and sundry? Or will we just have more of the same where former and present employees of investment banks like Goldman Sachs areÂ undemocratically and strategically placed into positions of power?
After all Mr Blair has been on theÂ payroll of JP Morgan.
Speaking exclusively to the Economic Voice, the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, commented: "Blair's transparent desire for the top job,Â anyÂ top job seeps through every phrase, every word of his Berlin speech. We should stuff our ears with wax rather than listen to his ambitions. But his analysis makes interesting reading. Like many of the greatÂ cheerleadersÂ of theÂ EuropeanÂ UnionÂ project he isÂ beggingÂ to recognise that the way in which it is configured is out of step with the times in which we live. Sadly whilst he begins to recognise some of the problems (whilst of course failing to take any responsibilityÂ himself)Â his prescription is incomprehensible. He wants a two speed Europe, while maintaining a single speed of integration. The plans he has reveal the fundamentalÂ incompatibilityÂ between the ambitions of the European elite and realities of life in the European Union."
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Tony Blair by Gary Barker (garybarker.co.uk)
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