The full story is here. I am pleasantly surprised to see Chirac put firmly back in his box. I am not surprised to see that the 'pathetic' French attempts to pull attention away from the 'Non' vote continue. IMHO the reason that the EU is in 'deep crisis' is nothing to do with British intransigence, and everything to do with the deep-seated unease of the French people themselves about their own neo-colonial ruler. I only hope that Team Tony can deliver the goods - they've pretty much staked out their market stall and any failure whatsoever during his stint as EU 'Fuhrer' will be seized on and exploited ruthlessly.