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The Great Debate?

Posted by Richard Thursday, April 29, 2004

Last night saw the Foreign Office "bash" to celebrate enlargement, with a galaxy of celebs helping Blair usher in this "momentous" event. But The Times perhaps captured the flavour of the event, with a quote from Anthony “Ant” Costa, a member of the boy band Blue, with his Greek-Cypriot father.

Asked what he thought of EU enlargement, he exhibited a deft grasp of current affairs: “I don’t know. It’s good and bad — everything is — but where will it stop? Do you know what I mean? Can anyone come over to another country and work and live?”

It that is any indicator of the general level of comprehension of EU issues, we do indeed have a problem. And if Blair thinks that recruting celebs to help promote the cause - or for that matter the "no" campaign, perhaps it is time for a rethink.