Monday, May 30, 2005

The French Reject Blair's Folly

The constitution is a monument to Tony Blair's negotiating skills in persuading the rest of Europe's leaders to accept an anti Federalist constitution that is an unworkable compromise. Only increasing the power of the European Parliament to act will solve the problem of the democratic deficit but that is an anathema to the Euro-sceptics that Blair is pandering to.

There is a plan B. Governments have failed to produce a workable constitution. It is time to elect a Europe-wide constituent assembly.