I hope that the government (of Iran) will think twice.
I think that we have managed to reach calmer waters. At least I hope so.
I hope and expect they will.
I hope they will do nothing to prevent the speedy passage of those procedures that will result in the goods being unblocked,
I do not think that the scare stories about clothing shortages comparable to those experienced in the last World War are remotely justified and I hope such hyperbole can now be put aside,
I maintain my insistence that goods held at the border must be unblocked and I hope that Member States will accept this and I expect them to do so,
He and I have crossed some rough seas in recent months, in particular on textiles. One of us has been steering the rudder while the other has been hoisting the sail, ... I think that we have managed to reach calmer waters. At least I hope so.
It would have been disastrous if he had been forced to ratchet back what the EU has put out so far. We hope the member states are giving their negotiators enough space that they can respond effectively to what we have put on the table.
I believe sincerely that India will be a winner from greater openness,
What we have to do is reinvent the idea of Europe.
What is most important for Europe is economic growth and jobs, security at home and safety in the world.
We've got to demonstrate why European unity and integration, our vast single market, our single currency, equip us with the strength to embrace globalization.
We have to mend our ways and remember we have a public to whom we are accountable and to whom we have to explain and justify ourselves.
Too often we think we can act without explaining and take decisions without justifying them.
The markets don't like instability and they don't like uncertainty.
The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world.
The European elite has got to wake up and realize it has contributed to this malaise by acting in isolation and in a distant way.
Of course, the EU is not going to fall apart, but at best it will stagnate for the foreseeable future and we will be dealing with quite a lot of internal chaos.
It's a very good idea that we have a third term Labour government led by Tony Blair for a full term.
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable.
In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy.
I'm a fighter, not a quitter.
I think Europe is going in the right direction and we shouldn't be set back.
I have moved on from being a British parliamentarian, I have moved on from being a New Labour politician, I have moved on from being the supporter in the active day-to-day sense of Tony Blair.
Having viewed Europe as an extension and projection of itself, France now finds Europe developing a mind and identity of its own which embraces France but is not controlled by France.