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‘Gilets Jaunes’ List to Stand in France for European Elections.

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Gilets Jaunes List for European Elections.

Européennes : des « gilets jaunes » annoncent leur intention de présenter une liste

le Monde.

Ce projet devrait être déposé d’ici à la « mi-février » en vue du scrutin du 26 mai, a précisé l’un des responsables du « Ralliement d’initiative citoyenne ».

This project should  be (formally) registered by the middle of February, for the 26th of May election, added an official of the Ralliement d’initiative citoyenne  .

Le “Ralliement d’initiative citoyenne” : quand les “gilets jaunes” se lancent dans les élections européennes

France Inter.

A List of Gilets Jaunes is to stand in France for this year’s European Elections (26th of May).

Called “ralliement d’initiative citoyenne” (Rally for Citizens’ Initiatives), its name evokes the Gilets Jaunes’ demand for citizens’ referendums, (Référendum d’initiative citoyenne).

The head of the list is Ingrid Levasseur  employed by BFMTV.

At present they are calling for more candidates.

According to reports this list is “close” to Bernard Tapie, at present the owner of the daily,  La Provence.

For reasons to be wary of Tapie – very lengthy reasons – see his Wikipedia entry (in English).

About the only good thing I can say about him is that he is not actually far-right.

Et si les gilets jaunes bousculaient la partie? 

Yesterday an opinion poll published by BFMTV suggested that in the event of a Gilets Jaunes list standing in the European elections this year they would arrive in 3rd place. with 13%. The principal losers in this scenario would be the far-right, Rassemblement national, who would lose points, remaining in second place with a reduction to 17,5% La France insoumise would drop a point and a half, and go down to 8,0% beaten into fifth place by the Greens Europe Ecologie-Les Verts who would get 8,5%

It will be interesting to see how  leftist  admirers of the Gilets Jaunes react to this news.

But a note of caution, the name is not a trademark, so let’s have none of that stuff about ‘real’ and ‘fake’ gilets jaunes.

Meanwhile Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Olivier Besancenot (Nouveau parti anticapitaliste) and  Eric Drouet (one of the best known leading figures of the Gilets Jaunes) have backed an appeal for a general trike, from the 5th of February onwards. (Mélenchon et Besancenot soutiennent l’appel à la grève générale de gilets jaunes).



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  1. The BBC has just caught up;

    Andrew Coates

    January 24, 2019 at 1:09 pm

  2. Who it ‘Nippy’? And what did ‘Nippy’ know?

    Ncola S

    January 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm

  3. We always look forward to ‘The Alex Salmond Show’ on our favourite channel – RT 🙂

    The Putins

    January 24, 2019 at 3:50 pm

  4. Two counts of attempted rape and 14 other offences. Yet another ‘great man’ falls.

    D Mundell

    January 24, 2019 at 4:26 pm

  5. Thanks for that!

    The man who’s so vain he drinks his own bathwater.

    Andrew Coates

    January 24, 2019 at 5:10 pm

  6. According to BBC News “Mr Salmond was accused of two charges of attempted rape, nine of sexual assault, two of indecent assault and one breach of the peace.” The big question is: what if any is the future of the Alex Salmond Show.



    January 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

  7. I would normally consider this off topic, but given this it is pretty serious and much more so than most of us thought.

    Andrew Coates

    January 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm

  8. At least we know the name of one of the accusers 😀

    Wee Jimmy Krankie

    January 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm

  9. Andrew Coates

    January 24, 2019 at 6:36 pm

  10. We don’t even need to filth to crush rioters in the UK any more – just label them as ‘far-right wing’ and the jobs a good ‘un. Polly Toynbee, faxing in her copy from her Tuscany villa has something to say on the subject: “Yet riots are extraordinarily rare – the French have always done it: it’s in their founding revolutionary DNA, and it helps to keep them less unequal than the anglophones. Fear of revolution in the cold war years kept unions strong and boardrooms wary of excess: the mid-70s, famed for union militancy, were the most equal years in British history.”


    Polly T

    January 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm

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