I would have liked to see former British Prime Minister (and good friend of the United States) Tony Blair in the chair, but the Europeans weren't having it♠ and current British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, abandoned him, getting a payoff when
The centre-left Socialist leaders backed Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Britain’s Trade Commissioner, to be the first High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, as well as vice-president for external affairs.Lady who?
She has been a commissioner for 13 months, since Lord Mandelson was brought back to the Cabinet. She has been Leader of the House of Lords but has no experience as a foreign minister and has never been elected. Mr Brown said the appointment showed Britain was “at the heart of the future of Europe” and was leading the way in extending women’s representation.Regards — Cliff
♠ Do you think it is because they fear he may actually believe in God?