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Sunday, May 29, 2005

French say -- EU? -- PU!

By Aussiegirl

By an overwhelming majority, the French voters have delivered a resounding "non" to the EU Constitution at the polls. Voters on the left and the right had differing reasons for rejecting the unwieldy Constitution which ran to over 500 pages, but were united in their opposition to it.
Looks like it's back to the drawing board for the Eurocrats. This monstrosity of a Constitution was a nightmare of statism and bureaucratic meddling in the everyday affairs of sovereign nation states. Let's hope they have a good think on this and come up with a better solution.

The Washington Post has the details:

PARIS -- French voters rejected the European Union's first constitution Sunday, a stinging repudiation of President Jacques Chirac's leadership and the ambitious, decades-long effort to further unite the continent.

With 92 percent of votes counted, the treaty was rejected by 56.14 percent of voters, the Interior Ministry said. It was supported by 43.86 percent.

"There is no more constitution," leading opponent Philippe de Villiers said. "It is necessary to reconstruct Europe on other foundations that don't currently exist."


At 10:42 PM, Blogger BonnieBlueFlag said...

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headin' my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay

Mister Bluebird's on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual
Ev'rything is satisfactual
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
Wonderful feeling, wonderful day!

© 1945 Walt Disney Music Company

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Aussiegirl said...

Bonnie -- you had me laughing. I thought I was the only one who remembered all the words to that wonderful song from Disney's "Song of the South". Now sadly banned from public showing because of a misplaced sense of "political correctness". That was one of the most charming movies I ever saw as a child, and a brilliant combination of live and animated sequences. I'll be singing that song for the next few days now. Thanks for the memories.

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Michael Morrison said...

Who'd a-thunk we'd ever be cheering on the (Lord save us!) French?!?!
Mais oui, we do. Bravo, Frenchies.
We'll start eating your potatoes again.


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