I was wrong
I’ll be honest, I predicted France would actually ratify the EU Constitution, and it didn’t. Nothing to add but the conventional wisdom – voters of the left AND right saw an opportunity to smack Chirac, and took it. And the EU’s a sort of victim of its own success, with its ambitious expansion across the continent inspiring some backlash from citizens of the “Old Europe” nations that founded it. It was expanding too fast, and now it’s going to re-enter the wheeling and dealing hustings again. Probably not a bad thing.

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