So what lesson is EU officialdom drawing from the current crisis? Judging by this piece, we can expect to see further pressure for the ‘union’ to be represented by one seat at the UN. Had such an arrangement already been in place it would have been far more difficult, and perhaps even impossible, for Britain to come into this conflict alongside the US. Every day the obvious becomes ever clearer :Tony Blair will not be able to sustain both his Atlanticism and his desire to integrate the UK deeper within a federalizing EU. Which will he choose?