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France: We Want A Gesture From Britain

France wants Britain to give up the £3bn per year EU rebate won by Margaret Thatcher.

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Jacques Chirac:
The time has come for our English friends to understand that they have to make a gesture of solidarity for Europe.


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Tony Blair:
"Britain has been making a gesture, because over the past 10 years, even with the British rebate, we have been making a contribution into Europe two-and-a-half times that of France.

"Without the rebate, it would have been 15 times as much as France. That is our gesture."

Chirac wanted a gesture from Britain. He's got one...

June 9, 2005 in Humour | Permalink

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I am still trying to figure out what Tony Blair's up to. Tony Blair doesn't like Britain and would be the last person in the world to stick up for us. Mark my word, this is not what it seems. Blair's up to something slimy. We'll see.

I like the title of the blog! Unequivocal.

Posted by: Verity | 17 Jun 2005 17:33:11

Nice to see an anti-Labour website start with a blog that congratulates Blair.

Posted by: Pumpkinsboy | 17 Jun 2005 21:50:01

I have no problem with much of Blair's rhetoric. My problem is with the reality that follows.

Having won 'Tough Tony Slams x' headlines in the Daily Mail and its imitators, his government drops their ill-thought-out ideas, or impliments a small-scale pilot before dropping them.

If Tony Blair could live up to his own rhetoric, he would be a truly great Prime Minister.

Posted by: Nuke Labour | 18 Jun 2005 10:44:54

So now we have to spend the next few decades trying to reduce France's agricultural subsidies...

Posted by: the english guy | 18 Jul 2005 04:07:50

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