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Vaclav Klaus may not save Britain from Lisbon after all

Despite all the speculation the Czech president sounds resigned with this latest quote (our emphasis): “The people of Britain should have been doing something really much earlier and not just now, too late, saying something and waiting for my decision.”

The FT writes:

"With the EU piling on the pressure and threatening to strip the Czech Republic of its EU commissioner if the Lisbon treaty is not ratified, most observers feel that Mr Klaus will buckle. "He is confrontational but, in the end, he defends his own interests," says Jiri Pehe, a Czech political scientist and a former adviser to Mr Klaus's predecessor, Vaclav Havel. "That's why I think in the end he will sign."


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