Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Petition against Tony Blair as President of Europe

Thanks to No Right Turn ("New Zealand's liberal blog") for pointing us to European Tribune:

As rumours circulated concerning Tony Blair's interest in the post of President of the European Council (newly created by the Treaty of Lisbon), a number of posters here at European Tribune expressed alarm. It was quickly clear that, on this collaborative site which includes members from all over Europe, opposition to Blair's candidature was unanimous, and the idea of a petition was mooted.

Over the last few days, on the basis of Melanchthon's initial draft, the text of the petition was discussed and translated into, in all, nine languages (with more to follow), and a website set up to host them: fast work, and a genuinely European initiative!

Go here to read and sign the petition.

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