The problem is not so much the British rebate, but the Common Agricultural Policy.
Tony Blair is dead right to insist on this point.
It is incredible that all attention is on the UK at this moment, and not on countries like France.
The ultimate aim of a budget reform is to help new comers; so why shouldn't both Britain and France make an effort towards this contribution.
My further impression is that Tony Blair has lost even the support of his national press.
At the end of this week, we should know more about the future of the budget...
Europe needs courageous choices to step forward. Let's see