Tidbits from the French EU constitution vote.
EU: Chirac being told to shut up because he is unpopular, but he insists on being everywhere.
|European Union constitution supporters are urging French president Jacques Chirac to stop campaigning for the landmark document ahead of a crucial French referendum next week, saying his unpopularity makes him a liability. The centre-right president, ignoring the calls and new poll numbers showing his popularity at a three-year low, was pressing on with his push for the EU charter in a TV appearance yesterday. "It would be better if he kept quiet," said Francois Rebsamen, the number three official in the opposition Socialist Party, which, like Chirac, also wants a "yes" victory in the May 29 vote that is being watched across Europe. "His word is counterproductive."|
Both sides are ramping up their campaigns with the "non" vote again in the lead.
Telegraph is reporting that there is a secret plan to "rescue" the constitution with a plan B despite the public claims there is no plan B.