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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapelapente View Post
    A Trump? let's see.... No sorry.
    I'd buy a Tony Blair clone though...
    You are welcome to Mr. Bliar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Well, you've got a few yellow vests in your country, too. Belgium as well. I hear there may be a run on them in Britain soon, too.
    You are right again: I have 4 in my car

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    One in my 2CV for French visits.

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    Well, the French don't want another Hollande, don't want Macron, don't want Fillon. What else is left but another Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Well, the French don't want another Hollande, don't want Macron, don't want Fillon. What else is left but another Trump?
    That is new to me; I felt very welcome in the Morbihan in spring and also later in Avignon. We don't share a bubble it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Well, the French don't want another Hollande, don't want Macron, don't want Fillon. What else is left but another Trump?
    The closest to Trump for France is Le Pen. She fares worse than Macron.

    Just 20 per cent of voters would vote for Mr Macron’s En Marche party in the elections, with 17 per cent for the far-right. Close behind are the centre-right Republicans, on 15 per cent, and on 14 per cent France Insoumise, the left-wing populist vehicle of firebrand socialist Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8525106.html

    Trump is despised in France. Bannon’s experiment is a bust. Trump has firm support of 20-25% of Americans. That’s it. Everywhere else he’s seen as the limp buffoon he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Who is the pretty blonde?

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    Le Pen’s daughter.

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    Niece

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    Marion Marechal Le Pen. Grand daughter of Jean Marie Le Pen and niece of Marine Le Pen. We have the whole bunch of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    That is new to me; I felt very welcome in the Morbihan in spring and also later in Avignon. We don't share a bubble it seems.
    I was in Avignon in July. A lovely little city. Hope you enjoyed yourself there. You're right. There was no evidence of Trump there.

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    Family business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    I was in Avignon in July. A lovely little city. Hope you enjoyed yourself there. You're right. There was no evidence of Trump there.
    I really liked it there, great cuisine too

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    Marechal Le-Pen was a featured speaker at CPAC earlier this year. They say she sounded like a "French Trump."

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    CPAC also thinks all black people look the same.

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    From the Spectator https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/1...e-against-him/ quoted in yesterday's i

    But his hubris, arrogance and almost autistic detachment from the French in the street is in a class with Marie Antoinette. Except that this time around, the courtier whispers, “Mr President, the people cannot afford diesel.” To which the cloth-eared Macron has, in effect replied: “Let them buy Teslas.”
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    It is being reported now that Macron's Eco-Tax, said to have been suspended for 6 months, has now been withdrawn entirely.

    The Yellow Vests have killed the tax! Power to the People!

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    Yes, Macron makes full astern !
    But as I said before, it's too late now.
    The protests next Saturday is maintained.
    More taxes to kill
    But everyone fear the violences that may happen from the extremists.
    We are sailing in fog without radar...
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    It seems silly, but what I love most about the French is their deep sense of liberty. France, for all of its problems, is still a country where people are free to tell other people, and indeed the government, to GFO. They're still free. God Bless them.

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    BBC news website reports that the French government fears further unrest.
    BBC also reports that the yellow vest protests are basically against the 2018-19 budget. Not only did that include the now deleted fuel tax rise, but the tax changes mean that the bottom 20% will be worse off, but the top 1% will be a lot better off.
    Yep, Sky Blue, the French are protesting about Trump style tax policies! 75% to 85% of French disagree with them. You sure Trump is remotely popular in France?
    Get the yellow vests out, America!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Come to think of it, there is almost no support for the Yellow Vest protesters on these pages. Why is that?

    The Spectator's Brendan O'Neill explains why:


    And yet leftists in Britain and the US have been largely silent, or at least antsy, about this people’s revolt. The same people who got so excited about the staid, static Occupy movement a few years ago — which couldn’t even been arsed to march, never mind riot — seem struck dumb by the sight of tens of thousands of French people taking to the barricades against Macronism.
    It isn’t hard to see why. It’s because this revolt is as much against their political orthodoxies as it is against Macron’s out-of-touch and monarchical style. Most strikingly this is a people’s rebellion against the onerous consequences of climate-change policy, against the politics of environmentalism and its tendency to punish the little people for daring to live relatively modern, fossil-fuelled lives. This is new. This is unprecedented. We are witnessing perhaps the first mass uprising against eco-elitism and we should welcome it with open arms to the broader populist revolt that has been sweeping Europe for a few years now.

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    So why will they still be protesting after the fuel tax rise has been scrubbed? It's about a lot more than that, SB.
    You should be protesting against Trump's monarchical style!

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    Get the yellow vests out, America!
    The French were inspired by the American revolution. Will the tables turn?
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    You really do keep banging the drum for the far right, and hoping Europe will follow, Bluie.

    Why?

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    Actually, the protest has spread to Belgium and Holland. In Holland, the authoritarians in charge have already arrested and detained one of the protest "leaders" there, hoping to nip the protests there in the bud.

    I hope this thing spreads and engulfs these elitist turds. Power to the People! Down with the globalists and their hateful agenda!

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    And exactly how many are Trump, or even Le Pen supporters, Bluie?
    You really are revelling in this.
    You need counselling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Actually, the protest has spread to Belgium and Holland. In Holland, the authoritarians in charge have already arrested and detained one of the protest "leaders" there, hoping to nip the protests there in the bud.

    I hope this thing spreads and engulfs these elitist turds. Power to the People! Down with the globalists and their hateful agenda!
    You misapprehend what the Gilets Jaunes movement is all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    His health insurance probably won't cover that!
    A long-term condition. Of course!

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    Long live anarchy! Bring back Mikhail Bakunin! Whee with glee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    You misapprehend what the Gilets Jaunes movement is all about.
    You've been wrong about it from the beginning. And you don't support these people. Take a break.

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    O'Neill's piece couldn't put it any clearer. You lot agree with Macron, who happens to be polling at 18% in France this morning. You're more out of touch than he is.

    You'd like these protesters to go home. Because on some level, they're protesting you, and your values.

    Get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    O'Neill's piece couldn't put it any clearer. You lot agree with Macron, who happens to be polling at 18% in France this morning. You're more out of touch than he is.

    You'd like these protesters to go home. Because on some level, they're protesting you, and your values.

    Get used to it.
    Total and utter bollocks, old chap.
    But if the thought makes you happy, dream on.

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