Okay, I know the PM isn't on everyone's favorite list at ARRSE but some of you must take a perverse delight in following his antics - er -political acumen -or are deeply analysing and parsing his pronouncments for deeper, pertinent meanings...etc.. so I got to ask.. why is he pushing this EU Constitution thing..I thought he was against joining?.. It seemed to me that the Brits decided they liked their own quirky money and stuff and didn't want Euro's cluttering up the cash boxes or having to make their breakfast bangers comply with some artifical meat quotient regulated from Brussels? is there an election coming up? or is he trying to, in that time-honoured political manner, shift people's thoughts away from the cock-up in Iraq... What with elections in the US and Canada looming and new boys possibly on the horizon is Blair trying to buy some time or curry favour with the ' opposing ' views in case his buddy, Bush and others go down smoking come the fall..? enquiring minds want to know..