Tony Blair May Return to Politics as President of Europe

Former British prime minister Tony Blair could become Europe’s first president if the Irish vote “yes” in today’s referendum on the Lisbon treaty.

France’s President Sarkozy is pushing Mr Blair as the best candidate and Angela Merkel has softened her opposition. Tony Blair could assume the position as early as October 29.

Unless Blair is assured of a win, he is not keen to give up his many other commitments in the Middle East, on climate change and with his Faith Foundation. via London Times

For info on Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation and its mission: Faith is vitally important to hundreds of millions of people. It underpins systems of thought and of behaviour. It underpins many of the world’s great movements for change or reform, including many charities. And the values of respect, justice and compassion that our great religions share have never been more relevant or important to bring people together to build a better world.

But religious faith can also be used to divide. We have seen throughout history and today we still see how it can be distorted to fan the flames of hatred and extremism.