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Meanwhile, in France...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I saw something about his approval rating being below Trump's.
  2. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    No, you won't.
    Treat everything the MSM tells you as entertainment only, not as what most people would consider "news".
  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    According to Gallup last month, Trump was on 41% approval, 55% disapproval.
    Macron was on 40% approval, 57% disapproval in March.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Fuel protests... protestors killed... opinion rating tanking to mid 20s...

    Macron looks like he's dead in the water.
  7. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    If you put taxes up by a large amount over a short period of time (and on our recent visit there, we found they was as high as in the UK for the first time I can recall), you get protests.

    If we leave the EU with no deal, I predict the consequent tax rises (& shortages) will make what's happening in France appear like a squabble in a kindergarten.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  8. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Did they get him with one of their water cannons? :eek:

    Speaking of which, why didn't Sadiq Khan sell those unwanted London water cannons to Paris?
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Maybe the Euro exchange rate priced them out of their budget range?
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Officially the most unpopular President of modern times.

    Sadly this will most likely lead to a spike in support for Le Pen... unless the French Left can get the ar**s in gear.
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Macron was noone's first choice. He made the 2nd round by a kind of default and then had to be voted for to defeat Le Pen.
  13. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I admire the French for the way ordinary people protest. It gets things done. In this country we are still tugging forelocks to the toffs.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  14. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    We need some of this on Oxford Street. That will stop Brexit.
  15. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    You just keep tugging that forelock mate.
  16. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    I don't actually that.
    I do have some doubts about whether you are an active participant in street protest of this type or any type.
  17. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Well I am, though I'm not the rioting type.
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    These protests were triggered by fuel taxes if I recall correctly... so similar to the Blair protests back in ...2000? (Guessing)

    Have to wonder if similar could happen here... fuel is stupidly expensive.
  19. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It will not. The government is investing heavily in its new and euphemistically named Resilience & Emergency Division.
  20. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    I think you'll find he really doesn't - he just expect that others will do that when addressing him-

    That's the spirit at Conservative Central office.

    In the old days of working in the city things were different for him, but now he's moved up from delivering sandwiches to offices.
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