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French Government Backs Down on Fuel Tax Rise . “The Solution, it’s the People!” Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

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Stop Taxes! Gilets Jaunes “aspire” to Mélenchon’s Programme.

French Prime Minister announces suspension of fuel tax hikes

France fuel protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rise


France’s PM has announced a six-month suspension of a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests.

Edouard Philippe said that people’s anger must be heard, and the measures would not be applied until there had been proper debate with those affected.


The below puts the result in its true historical perspective:


The genial Mélenchon has found a whole new raft of supporters!

They have given “weight to my words”.

And “aspire” to his programme.


Written by Andrew Coates

December 4, 2018 at 1:22 pm

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  1. Just how contradictory the Gilet Jaunes are can be seen here. Amongst some of the demands emerging, (a ‘magma the article linked to describes them as) they call for protection of national industries, better public services, better public transport, more spent on law and order, lower taxes, a higher minimum wage, some taxes on the wealthy, ending tax avoidance, special consideration for small enterprises, an increased use of popular referendums to decide on issues, fewer tests on cars (in the UK, MOT tests), and the (end paragraph) demands on asylum seekers and migrants goes from treating those accepted as genuine well, integration, and booting out of France those whose applications are rejected: https://www.liberation.fr/…/les-gilets-jaunes-un-magma…

    Andrew Coates

    December 4, 2018 at 5:16 pm

  2. The left Populist discourse theorist Mouffe on the Gilet Jaunes:

    Andrew Coates

    December 4, 2018 at 6:28 pm

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