Politics of France

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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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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 »

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 »

Little Frog rooster scored own goal on tax changes

This is what happens when you let socialists near the levers of power.

David Cunliffe’s mad cap ideas would likely go the same way as Francois Hollande’s daft taxation plans.

For a flabby Left-winger often mockingly referred to as a caramel pudding, Fran?ois Hollande has a pretty mean right foot.

His rivals on the football pitch have likened the French President to a mixture of Colombian playmaker Carlos ?The Kid? Valderrama, sans his blond perm, and Paul Gascoigne, without the drink problem.

Yet, in politics, the embattled Socialist has captained a team scoring a string of spectacular fiscal own goals. Faced with the threat of a pitch invasion by disgruntled fans, the panic-stricken government has this week enacted two humiliating tax climbdowns.

The rot began on Sunday when Bernard Cazeneuve, the budget minister, announced the government was shelving a 15.5pc charge on home loan, employee and equity savings plans that would have applied to savings all the way back to 1997.

The Elys?e had been confident the law would pass because Mr Hollande?s predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, had raised the tax rate on such savings from 11.5pc to 15pc in his last two years without getting into hot water. ? Read more »

Socialist surrender monkey gets hammered

There is nothing better than watching cheese eating surrender?monkeys?get hammered…especially dirty little socialists.

France’s budget watchdog has called for another round of drastic cuts and an immediate freeze in public sector pay and benefits, warning that public finances are badly off track as deep recession eats into tax revenues.

The country’s Cour des Comptes said the budget is likely to breach EU targets by a wide margin yet again this year, perhaps reaching 4.1pc of GDP, risking a fresh showdown with Europe a time when French support for the EU Project is already in freefall.

The watchdog called for ?28bn in extra belt-tightening over the next two years to prevent a debacle, demanding a “particularly vigourous effort” to rein in unemployment benefits, housing aide, pensions and help for families. ? Read more »

Chart of the Day – Socialist Values

Socialists are the biggest hypocrites known to man. None more so though that Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey socialists.

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This is what happens when you elect socialists

France is rooted. They will be regretting giving that little french rooster the arse:

Another domino falls as Hollande pushes France into depression.

If French President Fran?ois Hollande thinks he can assuage the bond markets by dishing out tax-heavy austerity instead of genuine reform, he has been given very bad advice.

He can’t even spend other peoples money because too much was being spent already.

A Dodgy Frenchman

No surprise here. The head frog was trying to use what Kissinger called the greatest aphrodisiac to his advantage.

In Entre deux Feux (Between Two Fires), out on Wednesday , the journalists Anne Rosencher and Anna Cabana lay bare how he is at least partially to blame for the obsessive jealousy of his current partner Val?rie Trierweiler.

?Fran?ois?has a part of the responsibility in the incredible jealousy of Val?rie. He likes women. He looks at them. It?s very nerve-wracking for Valerie,? said an old friend of Mr Hollande?s.

His new missus has got the shits with him for being a man. The frogs are supposed to be a whole lot more liberal than the rest of us, but it looks like they don?t like their president not having his missus under control in public.

The tipping point?was in June when Miss Trierweiler tweeted her support for a rival running? for election against Miss Royal.?She fired the tweet from the Elys?e after a phone row with Mr Hollande from separate rooms in the palace.

That “opened the door to the president’s bedroom”, the authors write. It was the ?ultimate transgression?, far greater than any committed by Mr Sarkozy?s influential second wife Cecilia.

A brutal statement that will piss off the pinkos and feminists.

Mr Hollande?s reaction was surprisingly ?calm? and ?cold?. ?She is irresponsible?, he is said to have muttered. But his failure to keep her in check has damaged his political authority and ?when Val?rie Trierweiler loses the plot, Fran?ois Hollande?s responsibility is in question,? the authors write.

Interesting tactics

? The Telegraph

French politics is interesting to say the least especially their dirty pool:

Dirty tricks have always played a part in French presidential debates. In the legendary encounter between Valerie Giscard d’Estaing and Fran?ois Mitterand, VGE tied to put off his challenger by repeatedly dropping references to the town where the President kept his not-so-secret mistress; Mitterand in turn put a folder on the table in front of him with ‘diamonds’ written on it and tapped it from time to time, suggesting he had material to share about VGE’s involvement in the Bokassa diamond scandal. It later transpired the file was empty, a stage prop.

Last night there was a bit of that. Fran?ois Hollande mentioned Mme Bettencourt, which was a way of reminding people of charges that she funded Nicolas Sarkozy’s past campaigns. And they discussed Dominique Strauss Kahn, the spectacular affair that overturned French politics last year and cleared the way for M Hollande’s candidacy. Mr Sarkozy suggested that Mr Hollande knew about DSK’s private life; he was Pontiius Pilate for washing his hands of it. “You had information, I didn’t,” Mr Hollande shot back. Sarko’s smile said he knew this was rubbish, but chose to let it go. The potential for damage on both sides is considerable.