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LQD: Blair Prospect Prompts Opposition in Europe

by Cat Sat Mar 8th, 2008 at 05:18:57 PM EST

Is this yesterday's news here at ET? I'm feeling rather smug at the moment.


In other words: Tony Blair need not apply.

Blair, 54, is weighing a bid for EU president, a job set to be created next year. The same questions raised about his 10 years as U.K. leader -- doubts about his EU loyalties, the legacy of Iraq, allegations of showmanship -- dog his European career prospects.

"I don't think he would be the right character," says Enrique Baron Crespo of Spain, a former EU Parliament president. A Stop Blair! campaign organized by a Paris investment banker has gathered 24,000 signatures.
President Blair "would be a bad idea," says Jerome Guillet, the Stop Blair! founder. "He promised that he would bring Britain into Europe and he didn't even try. And the invasion and occupation of Iraq is a pretty bad symbol for Europe, which is built on peace."
"I have some difficulty seeing how the president could come from a country that is for a large part outside the union," says former Belgian Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, a co-drafter of the failed EU constitution that formed the basis for the Lisbon Treaty.


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Job. Dig it, wage slaves.

by Cat Mon Oct 15th, 2007 at 09:05:04 PM EST

MPAA-rated "G" at Docudharma. MPAA-rated "R" at PFF. NB. author's content versioning policy

About a million years ago I satisfied a b-school homework assignment by writing on this very subject, Job wrestling Gabriel to create "value" from a [non-performing, sackoshit] operation. That would be you, multiplied. The text is reproduced below. Go on, suck up a portion of my tuition, valued at $95K (2002 USD excluding room and board), entitled "Leading Strategic Transformation." The purpose of the elective was to identify C-class mechanisms of crisis management and their instrumentality in engineering corporate "turn-around" scenarios and option calls.

That means [corporate managers] playing the odds and the capital, including you [fuckers] who are oblivious to your [financial and intellectual] debts to corporate acculturation.

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