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But the president of the EU Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, says that the French-British feud could "destroy Europe".

FM Straw is using tactics of division to re-open negotiations on the difficult agricultural agreements committed by treaty to the year 2013. The failures of Blair and Straw during the past four years will create another upheaval and no result during the British EU presidency. Europe is not an affiliate of the US nor part of the British Commonwealth.

From yesterday's diary -

"To broker a compromise you have to be seen as above the arguments, and the UK is widely seen as negotiating for its own national interest."

Tony Blair today: "Debate about future direction of Europe must be discussed at an informal summit with all 25 leaders this fall".

Jack Straw: "Federal Europe is dead after two no votes on constitution".

Europe is put off by these comments, which are most likely intended for a domestic British audience, not at a start to unite and clear up differences in the EU.

I find these comments astounding, after the EU just finished a major expansion with ten new nations. Under what pretences have these countries been coerced into the EU, no vision on Europe's future?

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 1st, 2005 at 12:26:10 PM EST

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