Apparently, a EU leadercrat regrets that some people were exposed to the entire EU constitution before the votes (story):
It was a crucial mistake to send out the entire constitution to every French voter, the architect of the EU’s first constitution Valéry Giscard d’Estaing has said in an interview.
In an interview with the New York Times, his first since the French rejection of the constitution two weeks ago, the former French president apportions most of the blame to president Jacques Chirac for failure in the referendum campaign.
One crucial mistake was to send out the entire three-part, 448-article document to every French voter, said Mr Giscard.
Over the phone he had warned Mr Chirac already in March: “I said, ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it'”.
“It is not possible for anyone to understand the full text”.
Mr Giscard d’Estaing also puts the blame on the present generation of political leaders.
Neither Mr Chirac nor other European leaders had a strategy for ratifying the constitution, he said.
“The present generation of leaders, whatever their strengths, never put Europe at the top of their agenda”.
Damn this pretense of allowing the peasants to have a voice in their dominion!