On the whole, the French media, even those hostile to Sarkozy, welcome the Brussels results. Throughout the euro crisis they have given him credit for keeping the German chancellor on the European track, pressing her for faster action and defending the French view that political will is more important than rules.
That\’s why Britain simply should not be in the same political organisation as France.
For our bedrock political and legal belief is that the rules are more important than political will.
We\’ve spent much of a millenium, including several rather bloody wars and revolutions, enforcing this point on those who would rule us.
We call it \”the rule of law\” and if you want to impose upon us a system where the law does not rule then you can fuck right off.
We might just give you a bloody nose like we did James II, allow you to weep in alcoholic exile like Charles III, IV and so on or cut off your head like Charles I.
But we will get you to fuck off.