I don’t think I’ve ever said this…

.. but on the French!

It is looking more likley that the great Franco-German project that is the EU will be dealt a serious blow by the French themselves. Now, the big Euro-fans are all saying that it’s not the end of the world, that the constitution would survive, and blah blah blah. Me, I’m a bit more cynical. I think that if the French reject it, then it’s not dead, but it would be crippled. It was written by a frenchman, it was written to a French agenda. And now the french say it’s not leftist enough. Genius.

And if, as looks likely, the UK says no to it as well, then that’s 120 million out of the EU population opting out. And it’s the richest 120 million. Sorry lads, but that would be the end game.

So, here’s to the French. Sure, you’re opposing it because it isn’t communist enough, but you’re opposing it anyway. Enemy of my enemy and all that…

Oh, and remember the ethos of the EU: do as you’re told by the elite euro-core, or else. When it’s one of the euro-core dissenting, who punishes them? Oh, right, nobody. They just change the rules in their favour.

0 thoughts on “I don’t think I’ve ever said this…

  1. The prospect of a French “no-vote” delights me even more than the fact that I am not an EU citizen, nor subject to the missivies of the EU.

    Jersey politicians aren’t so dumb that they can’t make the correct guesses by statistical fluke. Who knew?

  2. Dood, you realise that that is a very immature, petty mindset. Taking pleasure in the failure of others is nasty.

    Of course, in this case it is a failure of the EU. Which means that it’s all alright.

  3. OK, what is missing in this whole thing is to do with the name. It is a constitution. Like what states have. Not loose couplings of countries for a common goal. People who think the endgoal isn’t sme superstate should remember that.

    n 1: law determining the fundamental political principles of a
    government [syn: {fundamental law}, {organic law}]

    A single government. So it goes from being _treaty_ driven to being a de facto state. Because it is a state with a constitution. That is what worries me.

    Or is that just me being pedantic over wording? (Anwer: nope.)

  4. Or slightly better:

    From Bouvier’s Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) [bouvier]:

    CONSTITUTION, government. The fundamental law of the state, containing the
    principles upon which the government is founded, and regulating the
    divisions of the sovereign powers, directing to what persons each of these
    powers is to be confided, and the, manner it is to be exercised as, the
    Constitution of the United States. See Story on the Constitution; Rawle on
    the Const.
    2. The words constitution and government (q.v.) are sometimes employed
    to express the same idea, the manner in which sovereignty is exercised in
    each state. Constitution is also the name of the instrument containing the
    fundamental laws of the state.
    3. By constitution, the civilians, and, from them, the common law
    writers, mean some particular law; as the constitutions of the emperors
    contained in the Code.

  5. That’s one of the objections I have as well. The EU as is is meant to be run by the member countries. I think that under this shite, the EU would start with the whole “yes, that’s what the countries want, but the constitution says…” malarkey. Which would be bad.

    By the way, marc, what’s up with the blog these days? Something break?

  6. Aye, the cabal box fell over. And as it is in Belshaft, and well, I amn’t, logistics dictate it isn’t easily down. There are plans afoot, though.

  7. “Taking pleasure in the failure of others is nasty.” True, I may be taking pleasure in the failure of a small french and german elite, but it’s for the greater good of Europe as a whole, so that makes it all alright.

  8. I think if the frenchies say no then that’s good for Blair (should he win on Thursday) but (for me) the jury is still out on whether it’s good for the UK. I’m completely pro Europe but perhaps the constitution is a step too far.

  9. Well, I’m completely anti-EU, so the constitution is a bastard upon an already existing bastard as far as I am concerned. Bring back the EEC, that’s what I say.

    I mean, it’s not like the UK public was even asked “Do you want to be in a political union with Europe”, they said yes to an economic union only, but the bastard went and evolved into an undemocratic, unaccountable, bloated, corrupt bastarding son of a bitch in Brussels.

    Not that I’m that bothered much.

  10. I’m not anti-Europe. I have nothing against a continent that has been around longer than the human race.

    The EU is a different matter. As a trade organisation: fantastic. Free markets all the way. Political union? Sod off.

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