Fascinating gossip from the hemicycle bar this evening. Listening to a discussion between three French MEPs. One a sceptic, one a green and one centre right.
The sceptic sat there grinning whole the other two got themselves more and more worked up.
“Why isn’t the Commission getting more involved in the campaign(for the Constitution)”
“Well it is obvious isn’t it? This is Barrosso, he is deliberately not helping”
“Why, that doesn’t make sense?”
“He is working for the Americans”.
I kid you not, they are so frightened of the result that they are already blaming the Americans. What cannot be countenanced is of course that which just might be the truth. People do not support the great project.