Here is Cameron answering questions on Tony Blair and the EU presidency at his press conference today.
He says he’d rather have someone who was more of a chairman than the “all singing, all dancing” president that Blair would be.
But Bagehot asks whether Cameron really thinks Britain's interests in Europe would be better served by a foreign president than by Blair.
Given that it seems we are going to have a president now, I’d say it’s a question that needs answering.
For example, surely Cameron would have a better chance of sorting out the Common Agricultural Policy with Blair in position.
Admittedly Blair would have only got the presidency with CAP-loving France’s backing, but having a Brit there has to count for something. Doesn’t it?