posted on May, 6 2007 @ 05:53 PM
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
From my understanding she wanted the UK to either decide to be with the US or EU but not both. I was thinking if that happened then Canada, the UK,
and the US could of formed their own Atlantic Union.
And why did she say that? Because she believes, that despite evidence to the contrary, that France should run the EU, their way is better (despite
their country falling apart) and the Uk was a threat. She knew that the Uk would never choose so she wanted to sideline us.
Sarkozy is much like Blair was 10 years ago. Forward looking, realising change is needed and is not so "France is better than you" to everyone
the French love their social model and granted, their transport and health are excellent. But it comes at a price, something they have ignored for far
too long and it is hurting them badly.
I read a report from the BBC correspondent in France and it was shocking. She wrote that at lunch, she went into 4 different cafe's and restuarants
to be told that they were shutting for lunch!
Shutting for lunch!!! How do they expect to do business?
In the end, she had to go to the next town, where the only Restuarant for 10 miles was open and everyone was in there. She stayed an hour, ate her
lunch and left, with the French wandering why she was in a rush!
I am not surprised there economy is so stagnant if that is common practice over there.....
To adopt the British model of social democracy, or something similar, would benefit France and I believe Sarkozy is the man to do it.