It’s rare for me in this column to comment on any kind of politics, but the rejection of the new European Treaty last weekend hardly surprised me. I listened to one or two of the politicians who spoke out in support of the Treaty, and their attitude was so far removed from the people’s concerns… They spoke as if it was an all or nothing decision. And that’s what they got – nothing.

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Well, the French are really mixing up the cabinet and having second thoughts about this constitutional change. The Dutch are likely to do the same thing. Thank God! I guess politicians tried to pull the wool over our eyes. An interesting editorial on this at IHT.