The EU Constitution lifts off into outer space today.
Many readers had assumed that, in our previous references to the madcap scheme, the blog was playing some kind of a weird joke on them. But it is not so.
Cosmonaut Roberto Vittori, aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket, will be clutching a copy of the constitution on lift-off from the Baikonur space base in Kazakhstan today. The take-off location may not be the most positive symbolic launch-pad, but EU leaders hope that the publicity generated will inspire citizens to ratify the very long and highly dangerous Constitution.
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