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I agree with your additions, except I'm not sure about the reference to the poll: We oppose Tony Blair on the basis of values, not because the majority is against him.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 01:06:31 PM EST
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Correct. But surely choosing someone opposed by the majority of the populace is also anti-democratic when we want the EU to turn more democratic, and goes right against reconnecting with the citizens. Maybe it should be re-worked for more coherence.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 02:49:36 PM EST
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We can say he would be a divisive figure, and quote the poll - is he even opposed in Britain?

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 02:58:36 PM EST
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Follow the link, yes he is. He is least disliked in Italy.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 31st, 2008 at 03:01:27 PM EST
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