Were referenda on the Constitution Treaty to be held across the Union by its members, most would be lost according to President Sarkozy of France. Yet the only country which has decided to afford its citizens a say on the matter is Ireland and that only because it is a constitutional requirement so to do. The rest of us can go hang.

Sarkozy made this admission to a group of senior MEPs in private conclave. According to the Telegraph, Sarkozy’s view of the democratic process was this:

“France was just ahead of all the other countries in voting no. It would happen in all member states if they have a referendum. There is a cleavage between people and governments. A referendum now would bring Europe into danger. There will be no Treaty if we had a referendum in France, which would again be followed by a referendum in the UK.”

Of course the only danger into which Europe might be brought is the danger that the Little People might stand up against the Union boss-class which is so determined to stamp out any real expression of democratic will in its lands. There is no other ‘danger’.

So they are in fear of their own people. Fear that we might not see things as they do. And as they are ‘right’ and we are ‘wrong’, why go to the lengths of allowing us to make fools of ourselves by voting ‘No’ which is so obviously not the right answer it would be waste of time and money finding it out. After all, The Little People do not understand this wonderful Treaty and all the glorious democratic benefits it will bring, so we will vote for them and ensure that they get the benefits of the Union whether they like it or not.

So now we know that when the amended Treaty says:

Article 8a

3. Every citizen shall have the right to participate in the democratic life of the Union. Decisions shall be taken as openly and as closely as possible to the citizen.

the Union boss-class has no intention whatsoever of allowing us to participate in such decisions unless it is simply to agree with them. If we show any signs of not agreeing, we will never be asked.

Meanwhile in trying to justify why the British people should be excluded from the process of giving or withholding its whole-hearted consent to the Union Constitution, Gordon Brown threw us all a bone to slaver over. This was that for at least ten years more there would be no further transfers of power to the Union boss-class.

That particular promise is, we learn with alarm but without any sense of surprise, already dead in the water. For Sarkozy has already announced that the process will be resumed almost immediately, as the Telegraph reports. He is planning to use his turn at the EU’s rotating presidency, in the second half of next year, to call for new European powers in highly sensitive areas such as defence.

“It would be a mistake to think that with the simplified treaty we have sorted everything, we can sleep easy and that no other issues are pending.”

“Now we have got to resolve the political issues and to broach them without fear. We have got to debate them without taboos. Budgetary policy, trade policy, monetary policy, industrial policy, taxation, all policies, any policies.”

Mark his words carefully. The final act is near and we shall all have been herded into the Union pen like the sheep that the Union boss-class so obviously thinks we are. As for our opinions on what they do, who cares a fig for them? Certainly not those of the Union boss-class who piously mouth their adherence to democracy but spit on them when we seek to take advantage of it.