President Tony Blair?
11.45am: PoliticsHome quotes William Hague saying the Tories do NOT want Blair as EU head honcho:
"Mr Hague said that reports that David Cameron had signalled his support for Tony Blair to become President of the European Union was "absolute nonsense". "That story I can tell you is absolute nonsense. We are not favour of a President of the European Union at all. Of course we don't agree that position should come into existence," he said. "We haven't spent ten years opposing Tony Blair as Prime Minister of Britain to agree to him becoming President of the European Union.""
The Times reports a "senior Tory" and the view that the Conservatives have "nothing to gain in being seen to try to block Blair” becoming the EU's first President. The report continues:
The Times suggests that Blair has a 50-50 chance of becoming President of the EU but Nicolas Sarkozy has apparently cooled on the idea.