Thursday, June 02, 2005

The EU Constitution

The EU Constitution has gone down in flames in both France and the Netherlands (Big time, to paraphrase VP Cheney). Is it because the people of those nations do not want to be talked down to by the elite classes of Europe? The document was so huge and detailed that it effectively told everyone not only to eat cake, but the specific kind of cake, and the particular types of icing that would be allowed on the cake.

Actually they are already eating cake in the form of 34-hour/4-day work weeks, extraordinarily liberal leave policies for the people who actually do work, cradle-to-grave health care paid for by their fellow tax payers, month-long vacations.

Why would they give that up?

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