The French press initially reported it a while back, but then said it was off. But now the UMP site confirms that Blair is going to be at the UMP conference at the end of next week.
He is also going to be doing another gig with Sarko in February to coincide with the ratification of the Lisbon treaty by the French Parliament.
Presumably Blair already has the whole middle east peace thing sorted out... (we knew it was only a matter of time once Tony got on the case) ...but nonetheless it does seem slightly odd. So what's the explanation?
One possible explanation is provided by a leader in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung which suggests that the two names in the frame for the new job of President of Europe under the Lisbon treaty are Luxembourg
Thought you had seen the end of him? Think again.