Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

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Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

12 months

Sunday 12th January
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valiant said:
Considering you stated that there was nothing being reported on UK news...

Just because it’s not a headliner doesn’t mean that stuff isn’t being reported.

With all the nonsense surrounding the royals and developments in Iran continuing to dominate the front page, it’s hardly surprising a long running protest that has little bearing on the UK doesn’t make the front pages.
little bearing on the UK ........ummm, one of the Eu leading countries burning every weekend, I would say that is a massive news story myself.

OK, on the Tele/Newspapers.

mike74

2,206 posts

90 months

Monday 13th January
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Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.

anonymous-user

12 months

Monday 13th January
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mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
We must assume you weren't around in the 70s, when the 'sick man of Europe' had millions of 'workers' standing up for their rights and fking up the country completely.

Just as is happening now in l'homme malade de l'Europe.............

Earthdweller

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5,986 posts

84 months

Monday 13th January
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Dont like rolls said:
little bearing on the UK ........ummm, one of the Eu leading countries burning every weekend, I would say that is a massive news story myself.

OK, on the Tele/Newspapers.
It makes you wonder how much control the Govt have in France and how much governance is actually taking place

Huge numbers of civil servants, teachers, rail workers etc on strike

Is France functioning property or descending into anarchy ?

jsf

19,336 posts

194 months

Monday 13th January
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mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
And yet the UK population continues to grow by the 100's of thousands each year due to people wanting to come and work like obedient little debt slaves. Or maybe the UK offers more than that.......

Isn't London the 2nd largest city by population of French citizens, only Paris is larger numbers?

vaud

37,772 posts

113 months

Monday 13th January
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jsf said:
Isn't London the 2nd largest city by population of French citizens, only Paris is larger numbers?
I think so, and it would rank as the sixth biggest French city, (~250k), at least from 2017 news articles.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

12 months

Monday 13th January
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jsf said:
mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
And yet the UK population continues to grow by the 100's of thousands each year due to people wanting to come and work like obedient little debt slaves. Or maybe the UK offers more than that.......

Isn't London the 2nd largest city by population of French citizens, only Paris is larger numbers?
Ahhh BUT: the whole of the EU is a land of milk, honey, cheese democracy and personal freedom.

Baby Shark doo doo doo doo

12,705 posts

127 months

Monday 13th January
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Earthdweller said:
It makes you wonder how much control the Govt have in France and how much governance is actually taking place

Huge numbers of civil servants, teachers, rail workers etc on strike

Is France functioning property or descending into anarchy ?
I don’t think France has ever functioned properly. It’s always seemed to operate like Greece while pretending they’re like the British/Germans.


turbobloke

90,912 posts

218 months

Monday 13th January
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jsf said:
mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
And yet the UK population continues to grow by the 100's of thousands each year due to people wanting to come and work like obedient little debt slaves. Or maybe the UK offers more than that.......

Isn't London the 2nd largest city by population of French citizens, only Paris is larger numbers?
After M Hollande hopped along, a number of wealthier Parisiens legged it across la manche to Londres asafp, resulting in EAs hiring more French speakers. Would these expats be keen to return for Macron, brexit or not?

tangerine_sedge

2,152 posts

176 months

Monday 13th January
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REALIST123 said:
mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
We must assume you weren't around in the 70s, when the 'sick man of Europe' had millions of 'workers' standing up for their rights and fking up the country completely.

Just as is happening now in l'homme malade de l'Europe.............
This. If this was the labour party organising these marches demanding the same working conditions here in the UK, then the PH swear filter would explode and the forum servers would be on fire with the number of outraged postings.

turbobloke

90,912 posts

218 months

Monday 13th January
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tangerine_sedge said:
REALIST123 said:
mike74 said:
Great to see there are some people in the world who will stand up for their rights.

Unlike the compliant, obedient little debt slave worker drones of the UK, more worried about keeping up the repayments on their overpriced Help To Buy slaveboxes and PCP'd Audis.
We must assume you weren't around in the 70s, when the 'sick man of Europe' had millions of 'workers' standing up for their rights and fking up the country completely.

Just as is happening now in l'homme malade de l'Europe.............
This. If this was the labour party organising these marches demanding the same working conditions here in the UK, then the PH swear filter would explode and the forum servers would be on fire with the number of outraged postings.
It started with proposed price hikes from increased fuel duty because Macron le Magnifique wanted to show Trump how to do green taxation and save the world (which Gordon Brown had already saved, so pointless). As we know, that worked out well. The proposals were shelved within days and Macron disappeared for a while.

How about Labour Party activists following suit, protesting for cheap fuel/energy, then checking out how PH servers are getting on? The hamsters would be working a three day week, which reminds me of the 70s and the last-but-one disaster of a Labour government.

The ultimate yellow vest answer was 42 (basically demands to shift taxation and cost-of-living burdens from rural poor to metropolitan suits) similar to a certain guide to the galaxy and not so different from the blue wall where traditional Labour voters gave up and protested via the ballot box. That worked out well too. Vive l'incompétence de la gauche anglaise.

Abbott

953 posts

161 months

Monday 13th January
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From what I see here in Paris is that Parisiens are not particularly interested in the strikes etc. It causes some disruption and occasionally some one will be badly disturbed otherwise its normal life. As for the police action, like London the marchers are supposed to stick to previously declared routes etc. Unlike London if they deviate the Police hit them very hard.

zbc

583 posts

109 months

Thursday 16th January
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Abbott said:
From what I see here in Paris is that Parisiens are not particularly interested in the strikes etc. It causes some disruption and occasionally some one will be badly disturbed otherwise its normal life. As for the police action, like London the marchers are supposed to stick to previously declared routes etc. Unlike London if they deviate the Police hit them very hard.
And the story from outside of Paris is that it doesn't have much impact. My commute is slightly harder as a few more people are now on the roads as some of the trains aren't running. I still haven't seen any demonstrations and certainly no rioting. My son came home from Paris as his University exams were cancelled due to strikes there but he had no problems getting a TGV at short notice to get home that ran on time and was half empty. Paris and the rest of France is much the same story as London and the rest of the UK as far as most media is concerned.

Thom

1,700 posts

205 months

Thursday 16th January
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The public transports work more or less again, almost back to normal. I suppose they have been careful not to paralyse everybody for too long to keep the public opinion on their side, and most strikers are back at work because they just can't afford anymore not earning they salary. The ultra liberal scum tearing French institutions apart while hiding behind a pretended progressist skirt seem to be winning. Let's see how far things will keep spiralling down, first with the French NHS and then the rest.

turbobloke

90,912 posts

218 months

Thursday 16th January
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Thom said:
The public transports work more or less again, almost back to normal. I suppose they have been careful not to paralyse everybody for too long to keep the public opinion on their side, and most strikers are back at work because they just can't afford anymore not earning they salary. The ultra liberal scum tearing French institutions apart while hiding behind a pretended progressist skirt seem to be winning. Let's see how far things will keep spiralling down, first with the French NHS and then the rest.
Neatly put. I've offered the view that in the UK things will get worse before they get better. Some encouraging signs have emerged including Boris helping the airline FlyBe - and others - by reviewing air passenger duty so that it's not just the rich (and environmentalist activists / green religion preachers) who can afford to fly.

Earthdweller

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5,986 posts

84 months

Tuesday 28th January
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And just when you think it couldn’t get any stranger in France ...

Police fighting firefighters!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7938937/F...

https://www.france24.com/en/20200128-french-police...

Edited by Earthdweller on Tuesday 28th January 18:10

Red 4

9,254 posts

145 months

Tuesday 28th January
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Earthdweller said:
And just when you think it couldn’t get any stranger in France ...

Police fighting firefighters!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7938937/F...
There is a history of this ... It goes as far back as the 80's/ 90's.

The CRS get bored eventually and break out the water cannon.

Earthdweller

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Pitre

2,699 posts

192 months

Sunday 9th February
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Abbott said:
The view of my French colleagues: "France is crazy, we moan about wanting change, we elect a President away from the political norms to deliver change then we go on strike when there is any attempt to impliment change"
Absolutely true. I live in France and it's unbelievable the way it (doesn't) work... rolleyes