Saturday, July 25, 2009

Who Would You Want To See As UK Nomination For President Of EU?

I am still not happy with the stitch up that has and is taking place over the Lisbon Constitutional Treaty and I hope the Irish, The Polish and/or the Czechs can save us from a federalised Europe. However, given that discussions (if not the decision itself) have taken place in earnest to whom the EU President will be I am not happy that the UK Government are set to put Tony Blair forward without any public debate.

So, last week I put up a piece outlining who could be put forward from the UK as potential candidates from across the parties, a few independents and even a blogger who has expressed an interest in the role.

Despite the EU and the UK Government not allowing you a say, you can now have a say here on this blog... Please vote using the poll on the right of the blog, but if you want to elaborate or debate please feel free in the comments section of this post.


Doubting Richard said...

No-one British. There is no-one of the right standing who I think might accept the role. Daniel Hannan is the only one I can think of who I would want to do it (Boris Johnson is fine where he is) and I cannot see him accepting. So teh UK should nominate Vaclav Klaus, as I don't think the Czech Republic will.

Barking Spider said...

I don't personally want anyone to be EU President and I would prefer that we withdraw from that cesspit of corruption entirely. Sorry, Daniel, I can't actually bring myself to vote for something I would like to see destroyed. I only hope the German Constitutional Court takes long enough over its deliberations and legislation for us to have our referendum in the spring/early summer.

Edgar said...

I nominate:

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CryBaby said...

I dont know why I just voted John Major?

Marukatsu said...

I didn't know about President of EU until I read this blog.
What power does the President has?
Like a President of United States?
Like a Leader of UN?
I think EU has very big power.

Have a nice day!

Tarquin said...

I'm with Barking Spider - I don't want anyone because I don't believe there should be a 'president of the EU' - the rotating system of national leaders in an agreement between nations seems far more appropriate than an unelected member of the boy's club who only the governing party get a say in choosing

It's an insult to democracy

Bill Quango MP said...

Baron Peter Benjamin Mandelson of Foy in the county of Herefordshire and Hartlepool in the county of Durham, Lord President of the Council, First Secretary of State, and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

You can never have too many titles

subrosa said...

The present system of rotation is the most democratic as Tarquin says.

Jings Dan, I didn't realise I commented so often on here but you do write posts which deserve comment.

Daniel1979 said...

You flatter me Subrosa. (But thanks for saying so!)

I agree with the comments, I really do not want an EU President; but it also bothered me that Blair was to be put up unopposed... I was hoping that someone else might step up and challenge it. (Dreaming again Danny boy!)