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Monday, January 29, 2007

Don't Offer Electorate a Manifesto

He doesn't say that but thats the underlying message.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, foreign minister of Germany, which holds the rotating EU presidency, said senior French politicians should remain "flexible" on the constitution ahead of April's presidential elections.
Herr Steinmeier, doesn't seem to understand the way elections and democracy works. The French will expect to hear from the candidates what they plan to do, and will make their choice in the election based on that. I was under the impression that they had a similar system in Germany, but perhaps I am wrong.

The idea that a German politician, feels that he has the right to tell French Presidential candidates what they can or cannot put in their manifesto, illustrates what is wrong with the EU. They say that the EU stops Germany invading France. What they don't tell you is that Germany doesn't need to.


Anonymous said...

Why can't the German's tell the French what to do
It worked in 1870, 1914 and 1940

Serf said...

Because then we have to get involved, which is costly both in terms of lives and money.