Laudation (extract) by Lionel Jospin

Laudation (extract)

Speaker Lionel Jospin on the laureate:

“Wait and see”: I believe this very British motto for life is a good way to describe the attitude of the United Kingdom towards Europe. 16 years lie between the founding of the European Economic Community and Britain’s accession; 11 years went by before Great Britain joined the European currency system; 6 years—and only 6 years separate the composition of the Social Charter and it’s signing by Great Britain. We have you to thank, Tony Blair, for the shortening of these intervals.’

Photo Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair

Anthony (Tony) Charles Lynton Blair