lundi 6 octobre 2008

Oh!!! I'm liking it!!!

As far as you can get excited by politics, I'm liking more and more the mess Sarkozy has made out of him in front of the European commission.

The context: in the name of protection of civil rights, the European parliament voted the 24th of September 2008 an amendment against the French government's proposal that would have given the right for a government agency to cut Internet access for users who have illegally downloaded multiple times even after warning from their providers. The Parliament overwhelmingly decided (573 to 74), that only a judicial decision could deprive a citizen from her/his rights.

Notwithstanding, our dear and beloved President wrote to the president of the European commission (the executive branch of the EU if you will) complaining and demanding that the Commission trashed the European Parliament amendment that hindered his proposal.

As Daniel Cohn-Bendit rigthly said today, doing so, Sarkozy ridiculized himself because the Commission has not that kind of power when the Parliament so strongly voted for the amendment (the qualified majority is of 360 votes, soooo....).

To nail our beloved one definitely, the Commission said NO NO NO to his demands: "the Commission has no business rejecting an amendment that was voted by 9/10ths of the European Parliament" explained Martin Selmayr, speaker of the European commission in charge of the Information society and media.

You see, when you're almost out of hope in France because there is no serious political oposition that could stop the war machine that Sarkozy represents against civil and human rights, sometimes Europe is there to give you hope that 3 centuries of struggle for liberty would not go down the drain.

I'm defo liking it! almost sucking my fingers out of it!

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