Tony Blair nearly quit as PM 'to seek presidency of European Commission'



Tony Blair came within days of quitting as prime minister to mount a bid to become president of the European Commission, one of his closest advisers has claimed.
The diaries of Alastair Campbell, Mr Blair's high-profile director of communications, suggest Mr Blair sounded out the likes of then French president Jacques Chirac and then German chancellor Gerhard Schroder on the possibility of him taking over the top job in Europe.
Serialised in The New European, Mr Campbell claims that Mr Blair only abandoned the plan because he feared he was being driven out of office by the well documented... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 22
Source: Belper News
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