Fri Oct 30th, 2009 at 03:29:18 AM EST
At afew's suggestion, here's a little scorecard to keep track of which governments seem to be tilting which way in the Blair question. I have tried linking to relevant items for each country, but in some cases I've gone with my gut.
Please do not hesitate to make suggestions and provide additional references.
Left: Distribution of Council votes (updated on the 15th of October).
Right: Distribution of committed votes (updated on the 15th of October).
Cyprus 4 (British dependency)
Malta 3 (British dependency)
Denmark 7 (Backed the Big Bird (hat tip: afew), Fogh is bosom buddy with Blair and the flunky we have now doesn't have an independent thought in his head)
Ireland 7 (hat tip: nanne)
Italy 29 (hat tip: afew)
United Kingdom 29 (hat tip: Migeru, via afew)
Czech Republic 12
Qualified majority rules (hat tip: Migeru:
Acts shall be adopted if there are at least 255 votes in favour representing a majority of the members where, under the Treaties, they must be adopted on a proposal from the Commission. In other cases decisions shall be adopted if there are at least 255 votes in favour representing at least two thirds of the
A member of the European Council or the Council may request that, where an act is adopted by the European Council or the Council by a qualified majority, a check is made to ensure that the Member States comprising the qualified majority represent at least 62 % of the total population of the Union. If that proves not to be the case, the act shall not be adopted.