Oh how Jacques Chirac must be regretting his gratuitous decision to place the EU Constitution on a referendum for approval. There was no requirement that France accept the Constitution by plebiscite, but Chirac, at the time basking in anti-American fervor, arrogantly thought his force of personality would win the day.
Bye bye Jacques, you are finished now.
And bye bye France, you are finished also. Clinging to an ossified program of strict labor rules, short workweeks, overly generous vacations, and cradle-to-grave socialism, history will now pass France by, as France settles into its new role as a once-great nation.
France: now more irrelevant than ever!
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