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Tony Blair

Asked about Tony Blair becoming a candidate for the Presidency, the PMS said that Tony Blair had not announced his candidacy. The Lisbon Treaty would need to be ratified before that could take place, but the Prime Minister had made it clear that if those two events were to happen then he would be campaigning for him.

Put that the Prime Minister had said that he would campaign for Tony Blair as President if he put himself forward, but wasn’t it the case that the Prime Minister was already campaigning for him, the PMS said that the Prime Minister could not campaign for someone if they were not a candidate. As and when the Lisbon Treaty was ratified and if Tony Blair put himself forward then of course the Prime Minister would campaign for him. If the Prime Minister got the opportunity to talk about the qualities Tony Blair had as a possible candidate, then he would do so.

Asked if there would be another one-off summit to discuss this topic, the PMS said that it was for the Swedish Presidency to decide whether and on what basis there might be a special council meeting.

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  1. Tony Blair seems to be one of those politicians that is criticised from all quarters yet gets universal support for a role. He then gets criticised once in it!

    Read more at my blog about my political opinion.

    Comment by Malcolm Clarke — 2 Nov 2009 on 5:29 pm | Link

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