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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    So what are the French really kicking off against?, is it socialism and the high taxes, TBF their infrastructure is far bar than that of the UK or is it Globalism, climate change, plastic, greenhouse gasses etc. etc. or is it the French just like a ruck and will demo against anyone and anything just for the hell of it ?
    Why would it be socialism? The time to do that would be when they had a socialist government, Macron and co are hardly that.

  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    Why would it be socialism? The time to do that would be when they had a socialist government, Macron and co are hardly that.
    Macron has called himself a socialist in his past, allegedly he caved in last week and gave tax concessions on various tax issues, however the mob were still out yesterday with some pretty nasty rioting, what are they rioting about ?

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    Macron has called himself a socialist in his past, allegedly he caved in last week and gave tax concessions on various tax issues, however the mob were still out yesterday with some pretty nasty rioting, what are they rioting about ?
    Macron is one of the 'trickle down' mob. Tax cuts for the richest to encourage investment. Unfortunately they often just use it to buy a massive yacht via a holding company set up in a tax haven.

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    Macron is one of the 'trickle down' mob. Tax cuts for the richest to encourage investment. Unfortunately they often just use it to buy a massive yacht via a holding company set up in a tax haven.
    A Champagne Latte Socialist then , he should move to North London ,there's loads of them wallowing in the evil caplitist wealthy living standards ,they so despise .

    Up the revolution.

  5. #35

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    A Champagne Latte Socialist then , he should move to North London ,there's loads of them wallowing in the evil caplitist wealthy living standards ,they so despise .

    Up the revolution.
    No, he is quite the opposite.

    Is this you?

    https://youtu.be/3252FSW7OC4

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cartman View Post
    No, he is quite the opposite.

    Is this you?

    https://youtu.be/3252FSW7OC4
    No , not made media fame yet , but well funny though, thanks for the clip ,did make me chuckle .

  7. #37

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    An interesting article with greater insight as to why the yellow vest movement persists: France: Understanding the Gilets Jaunes Uprising

    • The French state has been bankrupt since 2004. A minister finally admitted it in 2013.
    • French GDP hasn’t risen above 2% in 50 years. Yes - FIFTY. The average annual GDP growth rate between 1949-2018? 0.78%.
    • In 2018, 14% of the population in France live below the poverty line (they earn less than 60% of the median income).
    • Worse, more than 50% of French people have an annual income of less than €20,150 a year (about $1,900 US per month).
    • The 'official' unemployment rate is 10% - about 3.5 million citizens (in reality, it's much higher).
    • The youth unemployment rate is 22%. Yes, you did read that right.
    • Astonishing but true: the French government employs 25% of the entire French workforce...and it's impossible to fire them.

    More - https://quodverum.com/2018/12/344/fr...-uprising.html

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    An interesting article with greater insight as to why the yellow vest movement persists: France: Understanding the Gilets Jaunes Uprising

    • The French state has been bankrupt since 2004. A minister finally admitted it in 2013.
    • French GDP hasn’t risen above 2% in 50 years. Yes - FIFTY. The average annual GDP growth rate between 1949-2018? 0.78%.
    • In 2018, 14% of the population in France live below the poverty line (they earn less than 60% of the median income).
    • Worse, more than 50% of French people have an annual income of less than €20,150 a year (about $1,900 US per month).
    • The 'official' unemployment rate is 10% - about 3.5 million citizens (in reality, it's much higher).
    • The youth unemployment rate is 22%. Yes, you did read that right.
    • Astonishing but true: the French government employs 25% of the entire French workforce...and it's impossible to fire them.

    More - https://quodverum.com/2018/12/344/fr...-uprising.html
    Did you check any of these "facts" before you regurgitated them or whether trends are getting better or worse? Some of the stats you quoted are not pretty but in a number of areas the trends are in the right direction and don't explain the "why now" on the gillets jaunes. The GDP stat is just bollocks.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/france/unemployment-rate

    https://data.worldbank.org/indicator...-GB&start=1967

  9. #39

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    I didn't check them, Cyril. I did post a graph in another thread last month showing that the French have become the most taxed of the OECD countries (https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-...try-1544004004) with the data compiled by the OECD itself, and from what I've heard the protesters say they've had enough of the tax burden.

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    An interesting article with greater insight as to why the yellow vest movement persists: France: Understanding the Gilets Jaunes Uprising

    • The French state has been bankrupt since 2004. A minister finally admitted it in 2013.
    • French GDP hasn’t risen above 2% in 50 years. Yes - FIFTY. The average annual GDP growth rate between 1949-2018? 0.78%.
    • In 2018, 14% of the population in France live below the poverty line (they earn less than 60% of the median income).
    • Worse, more than 50% of French people have an annual income of less than €20,150 a year (about $1,900 US per month).
    • The 'official' unemployment rate is 10% - about 3.5 million citizens (in reality, it's much higher).
    • The youth unemployment rate is 22%. Yes, you did read that right.
    • Astonishing but true: the French government employs 25% of the entire French workforce...and it's impossible to fire them.

    More - https://quodverum.com/2018/12/344/fr...-uprising.html
    Oh dear , I thought France was a sort of socialist ,liberal, ,free ,republic country it's a bit Les Miserable now .

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Oh dear , I thought France was a sort of socialist ,liberal, ,free ,republic country it's a bit Les Miserable now .


    Yellow Vest Brigade in Paris again today, also London was it you

    Capture.jpg

  12. #42

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    4 arrested so far.

    How many people were arrested at the people’s vote demo?

    Answer: less then one ....

  13. #43

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    French heavyweight boxer, expressing his feelings
    The Rothchild's banker struggling to keep control
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK1Y3dn_gUo

  14. #44

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    Kicking off again today, seems a bit tasty as well, are all the beeb journos at the Rugby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    Kicking off again today, seems a bit tasty as well, are all the beeb journos at the Rugby?
    The revolution will not be televised.

  16. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    The revolution will not be televised.
    https://twitter.com/Amreen__Rizvi/st...40436154257409

  17. #47

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    Why give people publicity ,that there action may ring harm to innocents?

  18. #48

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    I typed in Paris and literally tennstories about the riots popped up.

    I’ve got a Pro Trump, Pro Brexit, anti immigration, pro Tommy Robinson Facebook friend who also says there is no coverage.

    Weird.......

    (Politics aside he’s a smashing fella and one of my customers 😂😂)

  19. #49

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    Why give people publicity ,that there action may ring harm to innocents?
    Philip is giving up his licence , all is good.

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  21. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelsonca61 View Post
    It's no longer a demonstration more of a fashion statement.

    Don't they have work too?

    I'm buying shares in hi viz vests tomorrow.

    Up the revolution.

  22. #52

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    Several more videos of Macron's police thugs in action yesterday: https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/stat...11271007199232

    Police mercenaries are the same the world over; they'll do what they're instructed because... the love of money really is the root of all evil.

  23. #53

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    They're ****ing crazy the French didn't they smash up that bakery a couple of weeks ago because the guy was working 6 days a week

  24. #54

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    Which Gallic hero will fall first, Macron or Trudeau? It seems like only yesterday that they were the big hopes for our globalist future.

  25. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's no longer a demonstration more of a fashion statement.

    Don't they have work too?

    I'm buying shares in hi viz vests tomorrow.

    Up the revolution.
    Billy the badge has already got that one boxed off

  26. #56

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    BBC World Service beside themselves with Trump replacing a member of his staff but, seem oblivious to EU brutality still going on in France
    https://twitter.com/redfishstream/st...73480614170624

  27. #57

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    RT is reporting 20,000 turned out throughout France last Saturday. That equates to one in every 2,500 citizens. Until a fortnight ago they estimated the numbers at 80,000 each week - still a miserable one in 800-ish - but attitudes changed when many shops were attacked by sinister figures clad all in black who were described as 'anarchists' but were really agent provocateurs who governments employ to discredit protesters, almost always with great success as they can rely on corporate media to peddle the narrative.

  28. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    RT is reporting 20,000 turned out throughout France last Saturday. That equates to one in every 2,500 citizens. Until a fortnight ago they estimated the numbers at 80,000 each week - still a miserable one in 800-ish - but attitudes changed when many shops were attacked by sinister figures clad all in black who were described as 'anarchists' but were really agent provocateurs who governments employ to discredit protesters, almost always with great success as they can rely on corporate media to peddle the narrative.
    See that's what's called clever policing saves a lot of dosh on the public purse and even makes it safer for folk to walk their streets ,without being in fear of thier lives as they go to work ,unlike the vested chaps ,who seem to have a lot of time off .

  29. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    See that's what's called clever policing saves a lot of dosh on the public purse and even makes it safer for folk to walk their streets ,without being in fear of thier lives as they go to work ,unlike the vested chaps ,who seem to have a lot of time off .

    Slightly off topic, Notre Dame, sad to see this iconic land mark going up in flames tonight.
    Went to see it in 2017, and sadly just watched this spire fall, whilst I think Paris isn't a nice City, there are some very nice attractions. I thought the church at Montmartre was better than Notre dame.
    Notre Dame.jpg

  30. #60

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    It's easy to see why so many are saying the blaze is symbolic or an analogy for what France is experiencing as it's being culturally and racially destroyed. Up until the last five years or so it was favourite to become Europe's first Muslim majority nation but the Swede's appear determined to win that race.

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