French protesters 1 Macron 0

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18 Responses to French protesters 1 Macron 0

  1. cuckoo

    Good news, to be sure, but French governments have a long history of caving to protest. Even on sensible polices, such as the piddling labour reforms Sarkozy tried to introduce. But it does raise the interesting spectacle of a protest that actually does something. Street protest in Australia is never anything more than theatre, or therapy for those participating.

  2. jupes

    Amazingly enough the ABC can report on this without mentioning climate change policies even once.

    Apparently the protest was all about “falling purchasing power and rising taxes — are often coupled with frustrations about the gap between the French government and its citizens.”

    Of course ABC fans are blissful in their ignorance.

  3. a happy little debunker

    The protestors were protesting that they shouldn’t be paying these global warming taxes – but they fully expect that business and others should be paying both their share and the protestor’s share.

    Protestors -1 : Macron -1

  4. The tumbrels slowly creak their way to the town square! What is that the peasants have erecting there? A flash of light as the sun flashes off the falling blade. Blood spurts as another Macronic head falls into the waiting wicker basket. How sweet it is!

  5. PB

    Suspended only. He doesn’t have (((permission))) to cancel it.

  6. W Hogg

    Suspended only. He doesn’t have (((permission))) to cancel it.

    We’re doing (((this))) now are we? I think you’ll find the UNSSR isn’t exactly a friend of Da Jooooz.

  7. notafan

    Seems rural workers, not people on social welfare are unable to afford the necessities of life.

    The price hikes not just on diesel fuel but also on gas and electricity.

    For them a car is essential, making choices between heating and food, in modern France this is a disgrace.

    New York Times article

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    Suspended ? Dies that mean the rats will sneak it through the back door ? After all the unelected u.n.fascists and EU communists need that money to keep them in the manner they are accustomed to ,and bribe the peasants who keep them in power muslims and africans . Macron like all good socialists has fallen in a deep jolebof his own making and hes digging furiously. Marine le Pen is laughing ,hes doing what turnbull did for shorten in reverse this time its the globalist communist fascists who are getting the dirty end of the stick. Shows how arrogant the left are the EU commisars cannot see the end of EU if the right gets power in France ,Italy , Nederlands with Hungaryband Poand its game over for the Fourth Reich . Wonder how many EU commisars will shoot themselves in the Brussels bunker ,and can the afford the petrol to dispose of the corpses ?

  9. John Constantine

    What will happen to the billionaire apartment complexes of america if the crony one party state collude to get rid of Trump?

    The left might just invent a clause to chain him up.

    The yellow shirt protests and carbequeues will be overshadowed by the united nations building going up in smoke. hopefully full of united nations australian scumbags.

  10. chrisl

    I always wondered why the carbonic tax was only targeted at electricity generators. Not planes trains and automobiles. Perhaps the green carpetbaggers can’t figure out an alternative that the people will accept.
    Can you hear the people SING ?

  11. thefrollickingmole

    notafan

    Not a bad article, also wages are pretty darn low for a full time job.
    Not quite enough detail but Im assuming this was the take home pay per month.

    Thomas Schwint, a cement hauler on a temporary 1,200-euro contract.
    Thats $1863 Aud per month.

    To put it in some perspective a single pensioner (on full pension) should be receiving $916 a FORTNIGHT

    A poor humble pensioner in Oz makes as much money (again very roughly, as a lot of details arent known) as a full time worker in the EUtopia.

  12. J.H.

    jupes
    #2879175, posted on December 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm: “Of course ABC fans are blissful in their ignorance.”

    No Jupes, ABC fanatics are perverse and deliberate in their rejection of facts.

  13. W Hogg

    I always wondered why the carbonic tax was only targeted at electricity generators. Not planes trains and automobiles. Perhaps the green carpetbaggers can’t figure out an alternative that the people will accept.
    Can you hear the people SING ?

    The point of taxing Da Big Pollootas is quite simple. It’s to destroy a competitor to corrupt Unreliables. Owning a windfarm is useless, because they can’t economically sell the little power they do produce against Da Eebil Cole, producing at $30/MW.

    You have to tax the shit out of Da Cole. Then when power costs $120/MW, Unreliables have a change of competing once you factor in the $80 RECs, and the impact intermittency will have on Da Cole over the medium term.

    Taxing an airline is pointless, as there is no “green” kleptocracy competing with them.

  14. Up The Workers!

    “Of course ABC fans are blissful in their ignorance.”

    Hogwash!

    If the A.L.P.B.C. had fans, the A.L.P.B.C. would have ratings.

    They have neither.

  15. Mother Lode

    Do you think Macron is still smirking at Trump?

  16. Mother Lode

    Macron still needs the money.

    He can either cut spending (ain’t gonna happen) or find a less obvious way to fleece the populace.

    And each time leaves a little bit less of a private sector to raid next time.

  17. Rebel with cause

    GDP per capita in France is over $13,000 less than Australia. Not only that, but as government is an even bigger share of the economy in France, a much higher share of GDP is spent wastefully. France’s GDP is also growing more slowly so the wealth disparity will only get bigger over time.

    France has no economic policies Australia should be seeking to emulate.

  18. Myrddin Seren

    France has no economic policies Australia should be seeking to emulate.

    Or submarines.

    But I like the sight of Les Deplorables pulling on their government-mandated driver hi-viz so they can keep a degree of cohesion through the rolling clouds of tear gas.

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