Telegraph Editorial On EU Constitution and France

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    Wow, they seem to like France less than us...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/...2.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/29/ixportal.html

     
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    At Maastricht, the lmajority for the yes wa thin, because people thought that if they vote NO, François miterrand would leave. They didn't really vote for the treaty itself.

    The british were never and are still not really behind the european construction.
    It can explain the tonality of this article.
     
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    Let's see, the French are tending to 'no' because of Chirac et al. On Maastricht they nearly voted 'no' because of Mitterand. I thought the French were able to vote for their leaders, no? Why do they keep electing leaders they don't like?
     
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    They don't like seeing people succeed. It's a cultural thing. :huh:
     
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    hohoho, said...

    You know the environnement around the Chirac re-election.
    he got 82 %, but the left, the right, the communsist voted for him, to stop JM Le Pen.
    Itis not really Chirac they don't like. it is Jean Pierre Raffarin, the Prime Minister. If the NO would win, be sure that his head would be cutted of, like Robespierre ;) .

    The 2 last elections on France gave the majority to the socialists : the regional election - 20 region on 22 for the socialists - and the election for the european parliament, in june 2004.
    So, they are the opposition : normal that they don't like Chirac and Raffarin.

    And even if officially, the socialists are for the YES, there is troubles, and now, lot of people in this party will vote NO...

    But I hope that the YES will win.
     
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    No, no, you're way off. You mean "ha,ha,ha". Only Santa says "ho,ho,ho". :tng:
     
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    http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/o...2.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/03/30/ixportal.html

     

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