Boortz suggests one of the reasons the French decidd against the EU was because it wasn’t socialist enough.

one of the reasons the amazing French rejected the European Union Constitution was their fear of capitalism.  They were afraid of a free market economy.  They were frightened that the new EU Constitution might result in the loss of some of their precious "workplace protections."  To the French, and to all-too-many Europeans, a "workplace protection" is some government rule or regulations that protects them from actually having to work.  The hard-working French are still having a rough time getting over the loss of their 35-hour work week

Sad to say, the boy’s got a point.

Eternity Road has comments too.. and they seem to run along the same if somewhat expanded line.