Day One of New EU Patent War
Posted Jul 21, 2006 13:06 UTC (Fri) by kleptog
In reply to: Day One of New EU Patent War
Parent article: Day One of New EU Patent War
My personal experience was that the most common reason people voted against it was because they could. No seriously. I had several people sitting across from me basically saying variations on: they never asked me before and now that they are I'm saying no. Did they actually read it? Nope, that wasn't relevent to their decision.
But you're right, it wasn't a constitution and it was a mistake to call it one. You have to remember that the EU is first and foremost an economic union. It's about making it easier to buy and sell things and do business. At the end of the day the EU has no police force or army which can force anyone to do anything. There are large parts of your daily life where the EU has no role and never will.
However, right now I just want France to give in so we can start scrapping all the farm subsidies. There's a sinkhole for money if there ever was one.
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