The Anglo-Saxon Blues

The British E.U. presidency and the French and Dutch rejections of the E.U. constitution have given Tony Blair and Gordon Brown a golden opportunity to spread their economic gospel to wary Continental neighbors. Convinced that doubts about the benefits of European integration are the result of the poor economic performance of the euro zone, the Prime Minister feels the time is right to advocate labor-market flexibility, increased financial liberalization and reduced public subsidies.

I beg to differ. Britain has not got all the answers, even if its unemployment figures are the stuff Chirac's dreams are made of. Blair's economic track record is...

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