Roger L. Simon

Qu'est-ce que c'est...?

The French… of all people… seem to be rebelling against the EU, at least un petit peu:

France’s political elite was stunned on Friday by an opinion poll that showed for the first time a majority of voters opposed the European Union constitutional treaty.

Jacques Delors, former president of the European Commission, warned of a “political cataclysm” if France voted No to the constitution in a national referendum on May 29.

However, Mr Delors predicted that the Yes campaign, which has only just been launched, would ultimately prevail. “I believe in the good sense of the people. They will not confuse this vote with questions of internal politics,” Mr Delors said in a newspaper interview.

I can’t believe that Delors is wrong because, without a strong EU, France’s waning power would virtually evaporate. And their elites couldn’t be more aware of that. But who knows?