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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

C’est “Non”

According to the exit polls anyway. To be expected, really – the 55% estimate is in line with polls earlier in the week.

If the French have voted against, there is precisely no point in continuing with any other referendums, any other parliamentary ratifications, nothing. All they will be is a massive waste of time and money. The constitution is dead.

So now let the pointless perseverence with the thing commence. It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with to try and get around this – but it’s unlikely to involve the obvious, which is simply to go back to the drawing board.

Ho-hum. Fun times to be pro-EU…

Speaking of which, A European has been liveblogging the thing – considering he’s been campaigning in Paris for a “Oui” his emotions seem remarkably in check.

Update: Reactions are starting to appear already – mine may or may not over the coming days, depending on workloads. Some so far are fairly sensible, some are defiantly the opposite:

“What one should now do is to remove the French from all EU offices and positions and take away all their EU gratuities and subsidies.

Erm… No. No one shouldn’t. Don’t be so silly.

6 Comments

  1. You are right they will find ways around this. http://www.iai.it/pdf/DocIAI/iai0503e.pdf

  2. I feel like shooting myself now. Excellent! Well done. We are condemned to rule from Beijing, or is it STILL washington for the next century…but we still have our "independance". Due to this result im moving to america after Uni. Thanks, still slightly irrational.

  3. Darn. I'm on the losing end AGAIN! Up till a few days ago I didn't give a rat's behind whether Mr. Oui or Mr. Non won, but after reading your links I came down pretty strongly for Monsieur Oui.

    Maybe James Madison can be convinced to come round and right the thing. (Er, write it too.)

  4. Emotion in check? Bollocks, fuck, damn-it, merde… etc. etc.

    I only hope that Blair doesn't balls Europe up completely by declaring the Constitutional Treaty dead. I hope he takes a pragmatic approach and considers having a debate in the UK…

    fuck fuck fuck!

  5. If We are honest the only way to move foreward is…
    a)dictatorship
    b)they simply pass through motions such as permanent presidency without referendum. Doesnt need a constitution.

  6. Speaking of which, A European has been liveblogging the thing – considering he's been campaigning in Paris for a "Oui" his emotions seem remarkably in check.

    "aEuro @ 01:15 – I cannot believe the size of the victory. I just cannot believe it. Fuck, fuck, fuck."