Barroso Changing His Position?

This piece in the FT seems to suggest that Barroso may in fact be moving away from the ‘bsuiness as usual’ line:

The European Union was on Monday braced for a wave of possible No votes against the EU constitution, after French voters decisively rejected it.Officially EU leaders stuck to the line that all member states should ratify the treaty as normal, but privately there are growing doubts about whether that is possible.

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, admitted there was “a risk of contagion” with hostility to the treaty spreading to other countries. ….

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Edward 'the bonobo is a Catalan economist of British extraction. After being born, brought-up and educated in the United Kingdom, Edward subsequently settled in Barcelona where he has now lived for over 15 years. As a consequence Edward considers himself to be "Catalan by adoption". He has also to some extent been "adopted by Catalonia", since throughout the current economic crisis he has been a constant voice on TV, radio and in the press arguing in favor of the need for some kind of internal devaluation if Spain wants to stay inside the Euro. By inclination he is a macro economist, but his obsession with trying to understand the economic impact of demographic changes has often taken him far from home, off and away from the more tranquil and placid pastures of the dismal science, into the bracken and thicket of demography, anthropology, biology, sociology and systems theory. All of which has lead him to ask himself whether Thomas Wolfe was not in fact right when he asserted that the fact of the matter is "you can never go home again".

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  1. A risk of contagion. My dear the whole limb is gangrenous, and has been for a while, where has the good Dr been?

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