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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Shocker, EU Not an Anglo Saxon Conspiracy

French Socialists must have decided that the EU is not a Neo Liberal Anglo Saxon conspiracy against French interests. They voted to support the yes side in the referendum campaign.

The man leading the "no" campaign within the party, former prime minister and now deputy party leader Laurent Fabius, has accepted defeat. He had tried to rally supporters by saying he loved Europe too much to let France sign up to a bad treaty. For him, the European Constitution is too Anglo Saxon, too much about free markets and competition, too little about workers rights or full employment.
The question of whether a wish list of socialist ideas and a plethora of open ended rights and restrictions has any place in a constitution, was apparently not raised.

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