Blair to win EU presidency

An unlikely punt

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Predictions: a mug's game. Particularly when you're going against the grain of media and political consensus. But blogs are nothing if not controversial, so I am going to stick my neck out and say that -- contrary to conventional wisdom -- Tony Blair will emerge as the unexpected winner of the race to become EU president tonight. We'll see.

James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman.