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Pierre's "super-spinner" is spot-on.  Leaving aside the rant on Chirac (which is founded), anyone from left to right (leaving extremes aside) could have said what was in the article above and I would have been unable to guess whether Royal or Sarko was the author.

What does 'social leg' mean? Does that mean all of Europe must have same tax, employment, social laws? Why do you need to do this? Why can't you let each country have the work ethics and social protection they want? A consensus will never be achieved on these issues anyway.

'La fin désastreuse a répondu aux moyens indignes' Germain Tillion

by Rom on Fri Jun 23rd, 2006 at 10:38:33 AM EST
Why can't you let each country have the work ethics and social protection they want? A consensus will never be achieved on these issues anyway.

One other way of asking this question would be to turn it around and say "if a consensus on so many very important things can never be achieved, why bother with this fiction, which Europe would therefore prove to be, in the first place?"

And if we can't be bothered with this fiction, I want my monetary and fiscal policy back, too.

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Fri Jun 23rd, 2006 at 12:56:42 PM EST
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