Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
"the UK seemed to absolutely want one of the two jobs;"

That to me should have been reason NOT to let them have one. I would have been happy for a competent Brit to be considered. But a demand from the UK that they of all states should be certain to have one of the two jobs, no, that's not acceptable.
For those who claim that this is being anti-Brit on sight, how do you think the UK would have reacted to seeing the command of operations in Irak given to a French general? Even a competent one mind you. Then, add to that that France would have demanded it be given the position.

"the EPP wanted the President (and thus the High Rep would have to be from the left)"

Ahh, a failure on that count though. The High Rep is from the Right.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri Nov 20th, 2009 at 10:05:18 AM EST
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