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Jacques The Knife

I doubt he needed it, but a reminder of the opposition that George W. Bush will continue to face in the EU comes in the form of new maneuvering by Jacques Chirac. The old crook has now successfully recruited Spain into a new axis (hey, it’s the Daily Telegraph’s word, not mine) designed to limit Tony Blair’s impact on European diplomacy. Blair’s response, weirdly, is to continue to press Brits to agree to the ratification of the EU’s draft ‘constitution’, a document that would, for all practical purposes, ensure that the UK could no longer pursue its own foreign policy.

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