But what was interesting was the speech by Baroness Ashton, the British Commissioner replacement for Peter Mandelson.
"For those of you retireing... I miss you already. For those of you standing again. I hope to be working with you for this year, and many years in the future".
She really does want to keep her job past the end of this Commission.
Cathy is talking to Richard Ashworth- Tory MEP for the South East)