Via Eursoc, I see the Times is reporting that George W. Bush may make a speech in favour of the EU Consititution:
Conservative MEPs were told by Washington that one of Mr Bush’s speeches next week will offer support to the constitution in order to help to win referendums in the three most eurosceptic countries — Britain, Poland and the Czech Republic. “What can Bush do for his British friend? It is a clever way of rewarding him, giving him what he wants, which is the ability to win the referendum.” Daniel Hannan, a Tory MEP, said.
Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, signalled support for the constitution during her visit to Europe last week, declaring that it was a very good development.”
Bush isn’t exactly the most popular guy in Europe, so this may not necessarily be a huge boon for Constitution supporters. But it’s certainly good news in terms of transatlantic relations.