David Miliband lined up as EU 'foreign minister'
2009 10 12
Ed Comment: Yet another criminal joins the Euroelite.
David Miliband is being lined up to become the European Union’s first “foreign minister” as a “plan B” should Tony Blair be blocked from becoming its president
With resistance growing in some countries to Mr Blair, diplomats have been suggesting alternatives to boost Britain’s standing in the reshaped EU.
One “hypothetical” suggestion gaining ground in Brussels links the Foreign Secretary to the job of High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, a post created by the Lisbon Treaty.
“If Blair does not get the presidential job, then Miliband is in line to become the High Rep. This means Britain would keep a top post,” said an EU official. “It is a powerful post and he could really make something interesting of it.”
If Mr Miliband took the job next year, he would have to resign from the Cabinet. This would be likely to lead to claims that he had effectively given up on Labour’s chances of winning the next general election.
The post, effectively that of European foreign minister, is widely regarded in diplomatic circles as being equal, or even superior, to the presidency. Any future EU foreign minister will become Europe’s front line trouble shooter in conflicts, such as the war in Georgia last year.
He will also play a leading role in the day-day-to management of international negotiations in the Middle East and with Iran.
Mr Miliband’s tenure as Foreign Secretary has won him admirers in Brussels where many are understood to consider him “ideal material”.
Who is Miliband?
David Miliband is the elder son of Marion Kozak and the late Marxist intellectual Ralph Miliband (son of Polish-Jewish parents from Warsaw) who fled Belgium during World War II.
Read more: David Miliband
Shock for Ed (and David) Miliband as his long-lost Jewish relative phones in on Russian radio show
Arms trade: UK dealers accused of selling Soviet weapons to blacklisted countries
The Racist and Supremacist Roots of the Ideology behind the European Union
Latest News from our Front Page
Nigel Farage (UKIP) Speech on the EU, UK & Mass Immigration
2014 03 08
UKIP Nigel Farage Spring Conference speech - 2014
Red Ice Radio:
Nigel Farage MEP - The State of the EU & The Undemocratic Treaty of Lisbon
Labour wins UK by-election as Ukip trumps Tories
The ruling coalition in the UK was dealt a blow in the latest by-election test, as the UK Independence party pushed the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats into third and fourth ...
Pentagon studying Putin’s body language to predict his behavior
2014 03 07
The Pentagon has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in recent years so that researchers can study the body movements of foreign leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, in hopes of predicting future behavior.
An article published by USA Today reporter Ray Locker on Thursday and corroborated by documents discovered by RT provides rare insight into a scarcely-discussed military effort that ...
Pentagon Claims That Climate Change ‘Enables Terrorism’
2014 03 07
In it’s latest Quadrennial Defense Review the Pentagon has said that climate change and ’erratic’ climate will cause increased terrorist activity.
The four yearly reports highlight threats that face civilization and this years homed in on climate change causing an increase in terrorism.
It also mentioned that rises in sea levels and other issues associated with a warming planet will lead ...
Scientists Control Tiny Mechanical Probes Inside Human Cells
2014 03 07
Nanotechnology doesn’t get as much attention these days as genetic and stem cell approaches to medicine, but all three aim to target the causes of illness with greater precision and less collateral damage in the rest of the body than conventional approaches.
Nanotech breakthroughs have come more slowly than many had hoped, but a recent success shows progress toward the goal ...
Fukushima: The Ticking Nuclear Bomb. Over 800 Tons of Radioactive Material Pouring into Pacific Ocean
2014 03 07
First published by GR in October 2013
In August this column ran a piece claiming that the Pacific Ocean was being poisoned by radioactive material escaping from Fukushima, two years after the devastating tsunami and meltdown at the Japanese nuclear facility. Three months later, shocking evidence points towards a calamity situation.
Silence from the corporate media.
There is growing evidence coming from ...
|More News » |