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Friday, May 13, 2005


If you have ever wondered at the strange language used by Eurocrats, The EUABC - An EU dictionary for Internet users, could be the thing for you. Designed to make the EU more understandable to ordinary mortals, the man behind it is Jens-Peter Bonde, Eurosceptic Danish MEP. Included on the site is a Reader-friendly edition of the EU Constitution, with highlights, comments in the margin, plus a great index to help you navigate. The same Mr Bonde has some great comments on the constitution:
For every reading, I realise that I know even less. The more I know, the less I know, and I am deeply impressed by all the people who write so jubilant about the simple Constitution. Apparently, they can do something I can't.
Perhaps Peter Preston should speak to him and revise his sneering comments about the document’s opponents. On the quality of the treaty:
The first part of the Constitution is quite competent, but still superficial work, fairly readable. The second part with the so called fundamental rights is more a lottery, where it is up to the judges in Luxembourg to decide, what will be current fundamental rights. The third part is hard-to-reach and filled with Orwellian language, where the words mean something different than what we usually use them for.
Remember that this was the treaty that was supposed to simplify things.

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