Thursday

8th Dec 2016

Ticker

Blair almost quit job to aim for EU post

Former British prime minister Tony Blair (1997-2007) came close to deciding to leave Downing Street in 2004 to launch a bid to lead the European Commission instead, according to the diaries of his then spin doctor Alastair Campbell. "He wondered whether he shouldn't go for the European President's [sic] job, because he felt he could do it well," Campbell wrote. The diaries are published in newspaper The New European.

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