Cowen backs Blair for EU Council President

This is a specially scathing comment of referendum victor Brian Cowen’s declaration of support on Sky News for Tony Blair as first (semi) permanent President of the EU Council when the Treaty is finally ratified. Do people really think it proves Cowen is a British lap-dog? And that the Taoiseach’s praise the former PM’s achievements in the peace process is old hat now?

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London