May 29, 2005

NON FOR NOW:

France 'rejects EU constitution' (BBC, 5/29/05)

French voters have rejected the proposed EU constitution in Sunday's referendum, according to exit polls.

The polls give the "No" side 55% - in line with surveys published in the run-up to the vote.

If confirmed, the result will be a blow to President Jacques Chirac and France's two main political parties, which campaigned for a "Yes".

It could deal a fatal blow to the EU constitution, which the Union has been working on since the start of 2002.


Of course, if the Germans offer enough chocolates and nylons the French will switch sides.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 29, 2005 4:33 PM
Comments

God is Great!

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at May 29, 2005 5:03 PM

All I ever needed to know I learnt watching "Hogan's Heroes."

Posted by: David Cohen at May 29, 2005 5:06 PM

The pro-EU press will spin a 55% no vote as a narrow margin and that the voters were confused. A stronger no vote i.e over 60% might put a nail in this thing. Then again if pundits are right a no French vote will lead to more no votes in the near future.

Posted by: AWW at May 29, 2005 8:47 PM

Hogan's Heroes, the only tv series named after *two* sandwhiches

Posted by: cjm at May 30, 2005 2:20 PM
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