Monday, May 30, 2005

Non! 55% Oui! 45%

So, the French Referendum on the proposed Constitution for Europe has resulted in a decisive victory for its opponents. The reasons for this are many and are complex, so it is difficult, if not impossible to provide a quick, simple rational explanation as to what is going on.

However, I would suggest that the Non! vote stems from a simple distrust of the European Elite who for too long have ignored democracy (and who will attempt to ignore this negative result as well, if they allowed to). Their "turmoil" is the realization that they are actually servants of the people, not the people's masters!