Blair rolls over and surrenders
TONY BLAIR has given in to French demands for a “far reaching” revision of controversial plans to streamline employment regulations across the EU after President Chirac of France declared that the free market policies championed by Britain were “the new communism of our age”.
Mr Blair agreed, after a major row, to water down the proposals to open up Europe’s market in services to help the French Government to avoid defeat in May’s referendum on the European constitution and to protect the “European social model”. (source)
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