Saturday, March 24, 2007
Did he really say that?
Professor Karl Albrecht Schachtschnieder, the man who took the case to the German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, which has mean that the Germans have still failed to ratify the Constitution, despite what the Commission and the press will tell you gave a talk today in Berlin explaining what and why he took the case.
Whilst explaining that in Germany there is a massive disconnect between the governors and the governed, he went on to describe the motor by which this continues and why, despite growing disquiet there is little chance in the ear future that it will change,
“The thing is, that in Germany we cannot just support a political idea which is backed by the political class, we have to be enthusiastic about it. It must be remembered that here in Germany this tendency to demand enthusiasm has a bad history”.