While Labour wins attention with its call for the EU budget to be cut in real-terms, Tony Blair has emerged to offer his thoughts on the union’s future. You can read his speech to the Berlin-based Council for the Future of Europe in full here, but the most notable passage concerns the need for a directly-elected EU president.
A Europe wide election for the Presidency of the Commission or Council is the most direct way to involve the public. An election for a big post held by one person – this people can understand.
One is forced to ask, which “one person” could he possibly have in mind?