Tuesday, March 22, 2005

French support for the EU constitution is down

The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, is upset and "demanded the political leaders of France 'do their job' and 'make an effort to explain the constitution' to French voters, who are turning against the treaty. "

Maybe they can have public readings where they go through the colossal document like it was storytime in the class room. When I first heard of French opposition to the constitution, I thought it may have been fueled by a French desire to have more control over the size of bananas being imported, etc., but apparently that's not the case. This story goes on to say that the French oppose cutting red tape for service industries moving across borders because they see it as a threat to their nanny state.

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