Saturday, May 11, 2002

Cosying up to the commies

An interesting, if old article about Blair and Leszek Miller. Who? The "post" communist premier of Poland:

My hunch is that they are all so pleased to have an enthusiastic pro-European running Poland that they aren’t really interested in what actually happens inside the country.

Precisely. And to be honest I see nothing wrong with that attitude. If Blair perceives expansion of the EU to the East as in our national interest, it is nothing to be ashamed of to care not a jot for the internal dynamics.

Of course a wider, or stronger, EU is not in our national interest. But we shouldn't condemn Blair for a rare show of realpolitik, but learn from him.


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