Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
the most important question: Will Baroness Asthon stop the traffic?

Seriously: it looks like we don't know much about her politics and future plans for the job, so I guess we'll have to reserve judgment and hope she doesn't turn into She-Blair.

by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Nov 19th, 2009 at 04:05:47 PM EST
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At the moment I'm seeing Foreign Minister as a largely ceremonial post - although only slightly more ceremonial than President.

She won't turn into She-Blair, but she may turn into nothing much.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Nov 19th, 2009 at 04:59:41 PM EST
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One original concern was that the first occupants of the new offices created by the Lisbon Treaty would shape the office for the future.  It would seem that this might be less of a damaging imprint that might have been. Having a role in deflecting events from the most dangerous likely course is a signal accomplishment for ET. Remaining is the larger task of moving the debate onto grounds that might be productive of future improvements.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 19th, 2009 at 05:34:51 PM EST
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