Francois Hollande

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The French President with his flag

The French President with his flag – photoshop by SB

A leader with no backbone is no leader at all. French President Francois Hollande refuses to address the elephant in the room and the clear link between increased Muslim immigration and Anti-semitism in France. It is so bad now that Jews are leaving France in large numbers as they no longer feel safe there.

Muslims are not being killed in France, Jews and cartoonists and journalists are, yet his concern is for Muslims.

The terrorists are clearly Muslim / Islamic yet he claims that they are not.

He is the little boy with chocolate smeared all over his face who when asked by his Mum who ate the chocolate cake replies, ” there was no chocolate cake. ”

 

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Cheese eating surrender monkeys give up on massive taxing of the rich

Stupid Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys they even surrendered on taxing the rich massively hard.

Of course they had to surrender on the socialist utopia of taking the rich because simply put massive taxes on the rich simply don’t work.

Fran?ois Hollande?s unpopular tax changes that imposed a 75% rate on earnings above ?1m (?780,000) will quietly disappear into the history books from Thursday.

The French socialist president announced plans for the controversial measure during his 2012 election campaign as a means of forcing the wealthiest to help dig the country out of economic crisis.

Although supported by the left, the reform sparked accusations of an anti-business agenda. After the ?supertax? was announced in September 2012 the government was accused of shooting itself in the foot by risking an exodus of high-profile personalities. Business leaders expressed fears that investors would pull out of France.

France?s richest man, Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of luxury group LVMH, took out Belgian nationality, and the actor G?rard Depardieu also moved across the border to Belgium before obtaining Russian citizenship. ? Read more »

French find halfway house for killing off the terminally ill

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Terminally ill patients could be sedated until they die under plans in France to end suffering in the last stages of their life.

The laws would give people the ‘right to deep, continuous sedation until death’ at patients’ request -?and only when their condition is life-threatening in the short term.

The French parliament will debate a draft law on the highly sensitive issue from January, President Francois Hollande has revealed.

Although euthanasia is not permitted in France, laws were passed in 2005 that allows for ‘passive euthanasia’, where a person causes death by withdrawing or withholding treatment.? Read more »

French government collapses, socialism still isn’t working

The cheese eating surrender monkey’s government has collapsed in acrimony.

Francois Hollande has dissolved the government and is now asking the same failed socialist Prime Minister to pick another bunch of socialists. The Frogs ?clearly haven’t learned that socialism doesn’t work no matter which bunch of socialists is in charge.

France has coherent single party government and socialism fails and hurts the people it purports to help, imagine what a coalition of socialists would be like.

French President Francois Hollande dissolved the government on Monday after open feuding in his Cabinet over the country’s stagnant economy.

Prime Minister Manuel Valls offered up his Socialist government’s resignation after accusing the outspoken economy minister of crossing a line with his blunt criticism of the government’s policies. Hollande accepted the resignation and ordered Valls to form a new government by Tuesday.

France has had effectively no economic growth this year, unemployment is hovering around 10 percent, and Hollande’s approval ratings are in the teens. ?? Read more »

Hollande busted by bludger magazine, but at least they aren’t a Mickey mouse paper

Francois Hollande must be annoyed to know that Closer Magazine, the outlet that busted his rooting, is also a bludger magazine receiving state grants.

Closer, the magazine that has put the French president in a pickle with its photos of an alleged dalliance with an actress, gets more than half a million euros a year in state aid, part of the nearly three quarters of a billion euros that France annually hands out to prop up the written press.

The dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro are the top beneficiaries, getting 18 million euros (?15m) each, with several million of that going to subsidise costs of posting copies to readers, according to figures for 2012 from the ministry of culture and communication.

The state auditor has lambasted the subsidies, saying in a report last year that the written press got five billion euros between 2009 and 2011 in handouts that had ?not shown their efficiency? and had led to a culture of ?dependence? among editors.

Two hundred publications got state aid in 2012, according to the latest figures, under a policy that began during World War II to foster media diversity.

But the list of publications that benefit raises questions as to how this state aid is boosting democratic or intellectual debate.

The funniest one is a magazine for fans of Mickey Mouse.

Some critics ask what exactly celebrity gossip magazines, or a magazine devoted to Mickey Mouse, le Journal de Mickey, which got 555,059 euros in 2012, do to improve society.

A magazine listed as the Economist is listed as getting 197,306 euros, although it was not clear that this was the British news weekly of that name.

French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg last week defended the subsidies, saying that the French press was going through an ?industrial crash? that he compared to the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s.

?If we stopped the subsidies? while the press is in difficulty, that would pose a real democratic problem,? he said.

Subsidies are evil…they must fought at every level.

Dodgy little rooting socialist ratbag set to give the missus the arse-card?

Bit of a dilemma for the ratbag socialist French president, he moved his girlfriend into the Elysee Palace when he was elected, she has a staff of 5 for god knows what (when was the last time a socialist was prudent with taxpayers cash), she has use of a private jet plus all the extra goodies.

So logically as she is just his girlfriend or the first girlfriend as she is dubbed now he is shagging someone else does one move out and the other one in ?

The pollsters are saying it won’t affect his numbers?.well of course not he is the most unpopular president of all time.

France’s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler was yesterday facing the prospect of becoming the first in history to be kicked out of the Elysee Palace.

It follows humiliating revelations that her partner, President Francois Hollande, has ?fallen in love? with a woman almost 20 years his junior.

Mr Hollande?s relationship with actress Julie Gayet, 41, was exposed by a series of pictures in French Closer magazine which show him travelling to see her on a moped.

But beyond a new romance, opponents claim the scandal exposes publicly funded deceit, security lapses, and the huge cost of a first lady who no longer has any legitimacy.

Mr Hollande, who turns 60 this year, was poised to make a statement to ?clarify? the position of 48-year-old divorcee Miss Trierweiler. ? Read more »

Another way of saying dodgy rooting ratbag

The little French roster caught like Len Brown with his pants down is threatening to sue Closer magazine.

President Fran?ois Hollande was facing a private and political crisis after a celebrity magazine published photos it says proves he is having a “secret love affair” with a film actress almost 20 years his junior.

Closer magazine released photos it says shows the 59-year old Socialist leader and his new lover, Julie Gayet, 41, entering an apartment block a stone’s throw from the Elys?e Palace in Paris.

Val?rie Trierweiler, the “official” first lady to whom the president is not married, recently took up residence in one of the wings of the palace.

Closer’s Friday edition carried a seven-page report on the alleged infidelity, in which a man it insists is the president arrives on a chauffeur-driven scooter to spend nights in the flat.

Miss Gayet arrives separately. The pair are brought croissants by a man identified as his bodyguard the following morning.

“It’s a real passion that has … turned their lives upside down and makes them take insane risks,” the magazine wrote.

The report in Closer, which angered many in Britain for publishing topless pictures the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012, sparked a furious rebuke from the president, who, however, failed to deny the liaison.

A source close to the president said he “greatly deplores the invasion of his privacy, to which he has a right as any other citizen does.” The president was “studying what action, including legal action, to take”. ? Read more »

And you thought John Key’s 3-way handshake was bad

The left wing were all cock-a-hoop when John Key made a cringe-worthy 3 way handshake at the World Cup final.

But at least he got to shake their hands. ? Read more »

How is the socialist prescription working for France?

Socialists continue to prove they can’t run a bake sale let alone a large economy.

Restrictive labour laws, rampant unions, higher wealth taxes, high minimum wages and all the other wonders that David Cunliffe and Russel Norman get all giddy over…end result 10.5% unemployment over 40% for the under 25s, the state consuming more than 50% of GDP and a colossal debt and deficit issue.

Fran?ois Hollande?s credibility is lying in tatters after figures indicated he had failed to deliver on a central government promise to “turn the tide” on unemployment by year’s end.

Riding lower in the polls than any of his postwar predecessors, the Socialist leader chose to defy predictions by the IMF, the European Commission and the vast majority of private economists to bank on a turnaround in French unemployment by the end of 2013.? Read more »

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