A weary Czech president is holding out to scupper war-mongering 'Boney' Blair's plans to take over a new EU Empire. Democracy's future now hangs on rearguard action and a legal challenge in the Czech court.
As time runs out, Cameron is running out of referendum wriggle room, today joining Hague who isn't vague over the "all singing, El Presidente." Does the EU really want to get on the wrong side of a new Tory government?
All this fuss over two plumb jobs of EU president and foreign minister. Kinda makes a mockery of the spin that the treaty was 'just a little tidying up exercise'. No wonder all eyes have turned to the Czech Republic.
With only one signature away from an all powerful superstate, the heat is on Czech Republic president, Vaclav Klaus, to toe the line. Brow-beaten into submission, he stands alone with 26 other countries now signed up to the new EUSSR through a mixture of blackmail and bullying.
Never has so much depended on so few trying to whip up support for 'El Presidente' Blair.
New Labour spin is in overdrive, banging the drum for crony Blair, desperate to get one of their kind with his feet under the EU table before election annihilation. According to the Guardian, Brown has already despatched a couple of minions to lobby for the Boss.
The mere fact Boney Blair is being talked up for the job is proof Europe is in the dying days of democracy. An EU superstate with new powers over defence and foreign policy creates a new Empire - a totalitarian dictatorship for the 21st century. The UK already has an unelected head of state, unelected upper chamber, unelected cabinet ministers and unelected prime minister. An unelected president Blair would be the final nail in the coffin.
The Blair gang have been too quick to paint opponents as right wing septic eurosceptics. Opponents of the new Lisbon treaty sham, expanded EU superstate and Blair's presidency come from the left and right. Some true Labour MPs simply don't want a president, end of.
Blair, with sidekick Brown to cook the books, have a lot to answer for after a decade of disaster and failure. Shorty Sarkozy and Mummy Merkel are now distancing themselves from "Mr Flash", as their countries pull out of recession depression.
Sucking up to Bush, it was his poodle Blair who took the country to war on the back of a pack of lies, the most serious charge that can be levelled against any wannabe leader of Europe.
Scheming Blair had been plotting away to be top EU dog well before he was booted out of Downing Street. Biding his time, swanning around on the world stage, collecting meaningless titles and lucrative jobs in the elite club of the filthy rich, all carefully managed until his dream job came along.
Number one cheerleader, Miliband the Elder, is singing his master's praises and praising the EU up to the hilt - ruling himself out of the EU foreign job. Yeh sure.
As the rats desert the sinking ship, the Blair clone is looking after number one. Bananaboy will be out on his ears looking for a new job in a few months time. If El Presidente doesn't make it, he'll be in there for the foreign minister job like a shot.
Blair could talk the talk and walk the walk but a shallow smile isn't enough. In the eyes of many around the world, Blair's illegal war sticks in the throat. The blood on his hands never can be washed off.
Here the public is appalled the way the Lisbon treaty was steamrolled through parliament without a by-your-leave, thanks to the backing of Euro boy Clegg. A despicable affront to the will of the people.
Blair endorsements are coming thick and fast. The Orange Party's favourite is the ringing praise from Nice 'n Sleazy Silvio Berlusconi. With friends like Tony's best friend who needs enemies?
The love affair with brand Blair says a lot about the undemocratic swooning of European leaders who've built their own reputations on the back of the politics of false hope and discredited optimism.
Cameron and Klaus may well be in cahoots to stall the new treaty with a legal challenge and string out the signing for as long as they can. Good on them.
If, or more likely when, Klaus is finally beaten into submission, EU leaders would come to regret the day Boney Blair was shoehorned in as the head of the EUSSR. They will be stuck with unelected 'Flash' Tony, forced to make a guest appearance in front of the Chilcot whitewash into his illegal Iraq War.
UPDATE 3pm: A ruling from the Czech court is expected on November 3.