James Forsyth

Was Blair talking b—locks?

Was Blair talking b—locks?
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Trevor Kavanagh‘s Sun column yesterday contained this classic quote from Tony Blair about the prospect of becoming President of Europe:

"I would rather nail my testicles to a speeding train than be President of the European Union."

Given the other likely candidates, I have little problem with Blair as President of Europe. He’s for free trade, the market and an Atlanticist which is not bad going. But if he does end up in the job after having said this, he will have set a new standard for a politician going back on his word.

P.S. I should add as a note of caution that a quick cuts search doesn’t turn up the quote, but Kavanagh is reliable so I’d be taken aback if he has got this wrong. 

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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