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    Default EU to take action against France?

    It seems the expulsion of the Roma may have consequences for France after all.

    EU threatens action against France - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 14, 2010

    One very angry Justice Commissioner it seems. She talks also of "fast tracking" proceedings against France.

    "My patience is wearing thin. Enough is enough," Ms Reding told reporters at a briefing in Brussels, raising her voice and thumping the podium in frustration as she spoke.
    Does anyone think the EU will go ahead with this? Will the French care?

    Personally I think Sarkozy is a very annoying little twerp and I would delighted to see him get humi8liated by the ECJ for this racist stunt. Most French people back him on this so if the EU does take action this may be used to bolster support for his tough law and order image.

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    Yes, the treatment of the Roma is racist......but it is high time that we were allowed to differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable racism. [ Dons helmet].

    If a mendicant ethnic group moves in bringing with it nothing but criminality and squalor then it should be possible to defend one's society and one's citizens against such an invasion. In this particular case it may even be a presidential duty.

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    Hmmm, interesting. An uppety little EU autocrat could be in line for a slap methinks. Ms Reding seems to have forgotten entirely that she is addressing the elected government and president of a nation that in large part created the post she now holds. Sarko must be jumping up and down in his stack heels over this slight. What Eurocrat school of though believes that taking an insulting and indeed demeaning tone towards a Frenchman, anyone Frenchman let alone one with a Napolean complex is a good idea?

    No one who was in France legally has been deported illegally. Yet the intimation here is that the liberal sensitivities of Eurocrats are superior to not only national law but agreed EU law? I have been of the opinion that the EUs take on the French expulsions of illegal migrants was akin to juggling hand grenades, but Ms Reding has just pulled all the pins out.

    But she need not worry, its not as if Sarko is vengeful and petty:

    There will be blood on the walls. When I come to power, we will hang them all from butchers' meat hooks."
    ... wonder who said that petunia

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    France should tell them to get fecked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trampas View Post
    Yes, the treatment of the Roma is racist......but it is high time that we were allowed to differentiate between acceptable and unacceptable racism. [ Dons helmet].

    If a mendicant ethnic group moves in bringing with it nothing but criminality and squalor then it should be possible to defend one's society and one's citizens against such an invasion. In this particular case it may even be a presidential duty.
    Agreed.

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    Fecking EU.....France should be able to expel whomever they want from their country!!

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    Her patience is wearing thin. With democracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtoothclaw View Post
    France should tell them to get fecked.
    They pretty much have:

    Quote Originally Posted by French Europe Minister Pierre Lellouche
    "La France est un grand pays souverain. On n'est pas à l'école (...) Je n'ai pas l'intention d'être traité, au nom de la France, comme un petit garçon. La France n'est pas devant un tribunal", a-t-il poursuivi.
    Or
    "France is a big sovereign state. We are not at school [...] I have no intention of being treated, on behalf of France, like a schoolboy. France is not standing before a tribunal"
    Lellouche s'en prend vivement à l'UE sur le dossier des Roms - Monde - Nouvelobs.com

    and
    Le secrétaire d’Etat français s’en est également pris au rôle de l’institution de José Manuel Barroso. Selon l'article 17 du traité sur l'Union européenne, la Commission "veille à l'application des traités". "Le gardien des traités, c’est le peuple français", a pourtant lancé Pierre Lellouche.
    or
    The French secretary of state also challenged the role of the institution of José Manuel Barroso. Under Article 17 of the Treaty on European Union, the Commission "shall ensure the implementation of treaties." "The guardian of the treaties, the French people," said Pierre Lellouche.
    Roms: Violentes critiques de Lellouche contre l?Union européenne | Institutions | L'Europe avec EurActiv.fr

    Seems the French government are no different from Ireland in many respects, Will wax lyrical about the benefits of the EU when it suits them and rail against it likewise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    They pretty much have:
    Seems the French government are no different from Ireland in many respects, Will wax lyrical about the benefits of the EU when it suits them and rail against it likewise.
    Except the Irish shleeveens will tow the line in the end. The French won't. Whether you agree or disagree there is a good argument for saying the French broke EU law. The French Foreign Minister is saying France is a "big sovereign nation" so the intimation is if it was "small sovereign nation" they'd have to kow tow to Ms. Redding. If, and I stress if, France has breeched EU law and the ECJ finds it were so it would be a real test of the EU's mettle to impose sanctions on France.

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    Viva La France. If separate cultures which to be treated like separate states then currents must treat those states as invaders.

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