Glorious moment of theatre on French Television (TV2) last week. De Villiers, the leader of the right of centre ‘No’ campaigners was debating with Olivier Duhamel, former socialist MEP and member of the Constitutional Convention.
This report appeared in Liberation on Friday;
“De V, “The Bolkestein Directive, it is there (in the Constitution) in Article 144”
Duh, “No way”.
De V, reaching for something in his pocket, “I will just read it to you…”
Duh, “You cannot fool us with your tricks”.
The rest is history, it was a marvellous moment.”