Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by armchair_jihad, Nov 11, 2016.
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Charlie Chaplin would be above Corbyn
Bravo Bravo would be above Corbyn (if they are not one and the same?)
I know, it's another poll and we all know about polls.... However, ....
Majority of French voters mistrust Le Pen's National Front - poll
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
Despite all of the upsets, shake-ups and surprises politically in the last couple of years, it is still a very cosy club for the French political classes.
In other words a carve-up between the alleged Socialists and renamed Republicains, as it has been from time immemorial.
As soon as it appears that someone else may get a look in old rivalries and injustices get forgiven and they close ranks to keep the status quo.
Note that Hollande this week stated that his absolute priority was to keep the FN out of power at all costs, nothing about his party, the champagne socialists, getting a shoeing.
Hollande declares his 'ultimate duty' is to prevent a Le Pen victory - France 24
There are big financially based structural problems to solve for France, probably the last major European country to do so, and I don't think the millionaire ex-Rothschild banker will be allowed to do it.
Still, it could be a lot worse.
But for the arrogance of a certain IMF head in New York City in May 2011 we could be watching soon to be ex-President Strauss-Kahn rallying the troops against the FN.
Plus ca change.
Just heard a remarkable (for the Beeb) piece on "From Our Own Correspondent " (R4) about Francois Le Pen. The compliments were flying.
"Is he a racist? No. He's a nationalist."
'At the time of Suez he was highly regarded by the Egyptians as the only French officer who took the care to bury Muslim Egyptian dead according to the rites of Islam'.
I would imagine the Beeb would have researched the veracity of that latter statement to hell and back before allowing it on air.
Or am I being too cynical?
Fillon and his party Les Republicains show their true colours with their anti-Semitic tweet - Fillon: Anti-Semitic tweet was 'unacceptable'
I can only assume by their anti-Semitism they are hedging their bets on winning votes from France's mostly anti-Jewish vast Islamic population?
Amended FOC. Although I agree they are playing to a large section of the plebs and not so plebs.
They've never been seen together - draw your own conclusions.
Amended because you are overwhelmingly convinced that France's Islamic population is not mostly 'anti-Jewish'?
I have yet to meet any Islamic people in Europe who were not in some way 'anti-Jewish', particularly in France.
No, amended because in France there is a lot of anti-Semitism that isn't only Muslim based. I accept that the great majority of Muslims will be anti-Jewish.
PS - I'm not Bravo Bravo in disguise.
There certainly is, did you see the cartoon put out by Fillon's lot last week?
Accusations of anti-Semitism taint French presidential race - France 24
And that is from a mainstream party, looks a lot like some of the Vichy propaganda you see in museums.
Not very clever at all, who signed that one off?
Just been listening it's almost as if the Turks want to play into Wilders hands. The reality of dual nationality coming home to roost, a disincentive to integrate. Sad really- but the irony of the Turks calling the Dutch Nazis tears streaming from my aging eyes. I don't remember Adi ever coming here to get Chermans to vote
.......And the Dreyfus affair keeps on giving
France's scandal-hit Fillon put under formal fraud investigation
Fillon under formal investigation. I may have mentioned previously that if he was dropped and Juppe stood in his place it is likely to be a two horse race between Juppe and Macron:
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