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Macron - how long before wheels fall off

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2 minutes ago, null; said:

Yes, its something the majority of the population will either support, or not be too bothered about - I assume a majority don't like speed cameras.

Doing aything that negatively impacts on people will not win hearts and minds.

They need to be French Robin Hoods.

Exactly 

 

Just like asking people to withdraw money it spooks the establishment 

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1 hour ago, ad_ceng said:

Good this is exactly the right action. 

I have a feeling this will get very bad the establishment is desperate 

Yes. The establishment are not going to give any ground. The only way, throughout history, that ordinary people have bettered their lot is trough aggressive pushback. 

We are very slow to react but when pushed enough, tend to fight back (and have to, to make inroads) is through violent action. 

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3 hours ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

Can confirm have seen two of these out-of-action speed cameras, both on fairly remote roads in the Alps. They'd just put a board across the front of them. Didn't associate it with the Yellow Vests until I saw this story.

Now that's smart.

It knocks the camera out, some busybody has to drive all the way out to remove it (thus wasting time and money) but no way is anyone going to be prosecuted for leaving a piece of plywood propped up against a steel pillar.

 

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5 minutes ago, DeepLurker said:

Now that's smart.

It knocks the camera out, some busybody has to drive all the way out to remove it (thus wasting time and money) but no way is anyone going to be prosecuted for leaving a piece of plywood propped up against a steel pillar.

 

Don’t believe it. People are being prosecuted for hurty words on the internet. This equates to a life sentence. 

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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

Don’t believe it. People are being prosecuted for hurty words on the internet. This equates to a life sentence. 

You confusing the UK with the free world?

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46808667

In an attempt to end the protests, Mr Macron said last month that the debate should be held publicly in town halls across France and focus on key questions:

How best to help people get about, have a place to live, and heat their homes in a time of climate change

How to balance the tax system to meet people's needs

How to bring the state and other public organisations closer to the people and improve efficiency

How to improve French democracy and define people's concerns over immigration

 

 

Their government has no ideas - they should all step aside for those that do.

Edited by twocents

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11 minutes ago, twocents said:

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Their government has no ideas - they should all step aside for those that do.

The solution is always more government more taxes and less freedom.

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14 minutes ago, twocents said:

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They have no ideas - they should step aside for those that do.

They need to drain the bloody swamp in France, there are literally thousands of very highly-paid civil servants where no-one has any idea what they do. And they get these positions via patronage and nepotism.

(Not suggesting the UK is much different btw)

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7 hours ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

They need to drain the bloody swamp in France, there are literally thousands of very highly-paid civil servants where no-one has any idea what they do. And they get these positions via patronage and nepotism.

(Not suggesting the UK is much different btw)

Case in point Chantal Jouanno, hired to head up "The Big Debat" with the Gilets Jaunes for 3 months who will receive 170K for the job. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND EUROS (as the blacks say). I wonder how an ex-pro karate sportwoman got that gig?

21917-politique-gouvernement-environneme

as the missus said yesterday, there's bound to be some bloke in power slipping it to her.

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1 hour ago, Dave Bloke said:

Case in point Chantal Jouanno, hired to head up "The Big Debat" with the Gilets Jaunes for 3 months who will receive 170K for the job. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THOUSAND EUROS (as the blacks say). I wonder how an ex-pro karate sportwoman got that gig?

21917-politique-gouvernement-environneme

as the missus said yesterday, there's bound to be some bloke in power slipping it to her.

She's had to quit.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-protests-debate/french-official-due-to-lead-yellow-vests-debate-quits-in-pay-furore-idUKKCN1P22A1

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Nailed,

Macron risks making the same mistake that doomed the monarchy, historian Stephane Sirot of University of Cergy-Pontoise told Le Parisien newspaper.

“Emmanuel Macron is like Louis XVI who ... receives the grievance books but doesn’t understand anything from them.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-protests-debate/macron-hopes-debate-can-quell-french-unrest-so-did-louis-xvi-idUKKCN1P51H5

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5 hours ago, Chewing Grass said:

Nailed,

Macron risks making the same mistake that doomed the monarchy, historian Stephane Sirot of University of Cergy-Pontoise told Le Parisien newspaper.

“Emmanuel Macron is like Louis XVI who ... receives the grievance books but doesn’t understand anything from them.”

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-protests-debate/macron-hopes-debate-can-quell-french-unrest-so-did-louis-xvi-idUKKCN1P51H5

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“The debates are not an opportunity for people to offload all their frustrations, nor are we questioning what we’ve done in the past 18 months,” government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told BFM TV. “We’re not replaying the election.”

It's can kicking and prevarication - of course.   Debates without a vote - even worse than the non-Brexit Brexit.

Just all step aside and let those who are able to do the job do the job.

Edited by twocents

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Should be an interesting weekend in France.   GJ are planning a run on the banks from 8am today by encouraging people to withdraw as much cash as possible.  Obviously it will go totally unreported in the UK.

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