Wednesday, 18 November 2009

An EU President

Tomorrow the leaders of the countries of the European Union are to meet to choose their first President and a Foreign Minister (aka the High Representative for Foreign Affairs).   It is  now thought that the post of President will not go to Tony Blair, which is at least a relief.   His style would have been flamboyant, a World Leader, globe-trotting, stop-the traffic kind of a guy, which would have been hard to take.   No, it seems likely that it will be Herman Van Rompuy, the prime minister of Belgium, whose style is low-key, though unswervingly federalist.   His appointment would not bode well for England retaining any sort of independence - but actually, that hope is virtually lost anyway, whoever it is.

Step by step our sovereignty is being eroded - a little taken away here, a little there, until one day we will wake up and find that we no longer exist.

I am interested to know what sort of position the President of Europe will be in with regard to the Queen?   Who will take precedence?    

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