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28 January 2008: Hague envisages President Blair

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During a debate on the Lisbon Treaty, shadow foreign secretary William Hague focused on one of the treaty provisions, which would create a new president of the European Council.

Highlighting widespread speculation at the time that Tony Blair would put himself forward for the job, Mr Hague envisaged how Gordon Brown might react to his erstwhile political rival taking the top job in the EU.

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