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Another Setback for La France insoumise after Defeat in By-election.

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After predicted win, defeat for La France insoumise.

The American radical progressive journal Jacobin ran this story this weekend,

France Insoumise’s Farida Amrani is the frontrunner to replace France’s former prime minister Manuel Valls as MP for Évry.

A Foot in the Streets An interview with Farida Amrani. 

Talking to a progressive French patriot, Cde Broder, Amrani the candidate for Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Rally, said that their progressive politics were clear,

We work in the interests of a program created by and for the people, above partisan divides.

Amarani lost, heavily, to the candidate of la République en Marche (LREM), President Macron’s Party.

He, the Mayor of Évry, Francis Chouat got 59,1% of the vote.

There was a high rate of abstention in the by-election, 8,08 % in the first round.

And in the second (83%), which the Leader of the Progressive LFI drew some comfort from – by blaming it for stifling the voice of the people’s anger.


The candidate of LREM was less unhappy:


The owner of Jacobin, the wealthy Brexiter and radical progressive  Bhaskar Sunkara has recently bought into the British left.

Well-established rumour has it that he has sent his majordomo,  Sebastian Budgen, to negotiate a slice of the media empire of La France insoumise, the “web-télé” imaginatively titled Média.

It is said that after this, and other setbacks for LFI, stocks are on offer at an attractive price.


More information: Législative partielle en Essonne : Francis Chouat, soutenu par LREM, succède à Manuel Valls


Written by Andrew Coates

November 26, 2018 at 12:15 pm

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  1. Remain type people will capitalise on this ‘deal’ between the UK and the EU and use this as the reason to justify a 2nd referendum but unfortunately it seems that there are too many unwilling or unable to stand back and observe the bigger picture.

    If any more proof was needed that the UK is not a democracy this is it.
    It’s a one party state whose employees barrage, jostle and jeer in public while socialising in the Westminster bars together in private. The ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ career politicians are there to further the agenda of diluting the concept of nationality by encouraging mass immigration, diversity and multiculturalism, encourage inter breeding by media and education stealth, keep property unaffordable and wages low, prosecute indigenous, white people heavily for ‘race hate’ crimes and keep introducing new laws to demoralise the people.

    Don’t get sidetracked by all this internal division. Cameron once stated ‘we are all in this together’ and he was right.

    I see this from outside the goldfish bowl and it saddens me to see how gullible you all are. ‘Great’ Britain? Don’t make me laugh. Junker, Verhofstadt and Soros have stitched you up.

    Patricia Bangwanketse

    November 26, 2018 at 7:24 pm

  2. Andrew Coates

    November 27, 2018 at 12:50 pm


    Adele Katchwekte

    November 27, 2018 at 1:07 pm

  4. You can trace it all back to the UK’ s obstinate refusal to enter the Schengen Agreement. Why, oh, why do we need a border with France? And not even a proper border because it only operates on the way into the UK.

    Stacey Kintake

    November 27, 2018 at 1:37 pm

  5. Too right! And why do you have to produce your passport on the French side only. What gives the French the right to stop someone travelling through the Channel Tunnel or getting on a ferry? It is none of their bloody business!


    November 27, 2018 at 1:46 pm

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