May 27, 2005

EU Treaty: French Leaders Say It's "Lost"
— Ace

Again, I don't really care, except that if these jerkweeds want it, I want it to fail.

All I want is turmoil and disarray, as I said yesterday.

Sometimes life is good:

French in disarray as they admit EU treaty vote is lost

THE leader of France’s ruling party has privately admitted that Sunday’s referendum on the European constitution will result in a “no” vote, throwing Europe into turmoil.

“The thing is lost,” Nicolas Sarkozy told French ministers during an ill-tempered meeting. “It will be a little ‘no’ or a big ‘no’,” he was quoted as telling Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the Prime Minister, whom he accused of leading a feeble campaign.

Although Europe would be thrown into disarray, the Government would be greatly relieved if M Sarkozy were right.

Ministers have privately told The Times that Britain is prepared to ditch its commitment to a referendum if France, or the Netherlands next Wednesday, vote against the constitution. They believe that if the French say “no”, President Chirac will have to declare the constitution dead or promise a renegotiation.


Sweet, you guys.



Posted by: Ace at 09:26 AM | Comments (10)
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1 Could it be a ploy to keep the No votes sitting complacently at home on voting day? I seem to recall theories of that sort (from both parties) during our last Presidential election, but I don't remember hearing about how effective such tactics actually are (or aren't).

Posted by: Guy T. at May 27, 2005 09:38 AM (j02xJ)

2 Check out the current Intrade odds on the referendum passing -- hovering around 25%.

Heh.

Posted by: someone at May 27, 2005 09:47 AM (S22v9)

3 Turmoil and disarray, indeed.

Somehow I feel that Europe will proceed much as it has for the last generation or so, and that 99.999% of its people will not notice any significant difference (not that life under socia!ist regimes is anything to write home about).

Interesting use of grossly over-the-top fear-mongering, though. Europeans seem to have lost their delicate touch in the propaganda department.

Posted by: Phinn at May 27, 2005 09:58 AM (DiZv6)

4 if these jerkweeds want it, I want it to fail.

Well put, me to!

Posted by: I'm with you fellers. at May 27, 2005 10:37 AM (dhRpo)

5 I disagree. I think if Europeans want to live under this 500 page monstrosity, then they should get their wish.

Although this does make me laugh.

Posted by: Jason at May 27, 2005 11:05 AM (Y2Bw/)

6 Je suis tres amuse(accent aigu)

Posted by: CraigC at May 27, 2005 11:17 AM (BO6SR)

7 This and other articles keep saying Sarkozy "admitted" the vote was lost. Sarkozy privately opposed the EU constitution and only gave lukewarm public support to his party's pro-"yes" vote policy. Sarkozy represents the French nationalist wing of the ruling party and opposes ceding French liberty to the EUrocracy. He also is planning his own run for the presidency, and a defeat for Chirac and Raffarin only helps him.

Posted by: Dave at May 27, 2005 05:00 PM (1ILk2)

8 rejected. by the French. a big fat "non".


life is good

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