Blair’s last throw of the dice for presidency
Tom Baldwin, David Charter and Philip Webster
"Tony Blair has made a belated effort to revive his attempt to be president of Europe with a flurry of personal telephone calls to continental leaders, The Times has learnt.
"The former Prime Minister's 11th-hour intervention comes after criticism from Left and Right that he has not done enough to earn their support. The flickering flame of Mr Blair's candidacy could be extinguished tonight when European Union heads of government, including some of his rivals, gather in Germany for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
"Mr Blair, who has always insisted that he is not campaigning for the post, will be far away in the Middle East, where he is a peace envoy."
Pour citer cette ressource :
"Blair’s last throw of the dice for presidency", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2009. Consulté le 21/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/blair-s-last-throw-of-the-dice-for-presidency