French say "non"


Jack Risko, of, has some good perspective on the French rejection of the EU Constitution.

If the French felt they were running the Common Market, rather than it running them, they would have voted oui in a trice. It is fortunate then for all of us that Chirac made the mistake of calling a referendum, rather than having Parliament ratify the constitution, where it 'would have passed with a wide majority.'

Nothing sums up better the anti—democratic nature of the EU project better than this: the people of France opposed the constitution in a landslide; the politicians were prepared to pass it in a landslide.