Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Free markets are the “the new communism of our age”, says Chirac.

This is the leader of the conservative party in France.

That's what he said before the EU constitution was voted down by the French, when blocking the Services Directive that would have opened the continental market to the provision of services across national borders in Europe.

(Now, after the vote, his people are warning that he will be "less co-operative and less European-minded than before”. )

And people wonder what's wrong with Europe...