Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

Yellow vests - fuel protest day of action in France

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fblm

15,338 posts

199 months

Thursday
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andy_s said:
[Warning - anecdotal tale] A friends posty was sacked for crashing his post van while drunk as he used to stop off to have a drink with a few people on his 'busy' round. They couldn't sack him so he now works in the main post office doing a non-job. It's the inverse of 'pour encourager les autres'.
My favourite has to be Jerome Kerviel... he lost Soc Gen $7bn in unauthorised and fraudulent trades and was sentenced to 5 years and banned from ever working in financial services again. After his release from prison, Soc Gen were ordered to pay him 450k for unfair dismissal!!!

lowndes

539 posts

150 months

We drove back to the UK from Berner Oberland yesterday, just over 1200km mainly through France in pretty miserable weather. We had intended to come back at the week end but exercised caution as we didn’t want to get caught up in their grievance.
Despite the weather, roundabouts on strategic routes were well manned with encampments of protesters who had built substantial wooden framed structures covered by tarpaulins; braziers ablaze with pallets donated by lorry drivers. All good natured, plenty of tooting and the ubiquitous gilet jaune prominently on display on dashboards.
Overhead signs near exits on the Autoroute often had “Sortie manif soyez prudence”. Manif is short for Manifestation which is the French for Demonstration.

No problem with getting fuel. Eurotunnel quiet and peaceful.

However, from what we saw it would very little coordination to bring the country to a standstill.

tonker

55,032 posts

184 months

There was a lawyer at a large firm in Paris (I want to say Clifford Chance but not 100%) who realised his appraisal was going to be bad and he’d get booted, so made himself union rep. Now unsackable and protected under French law.

PositronicRay

13,181 posts

119 months

tonker said:
There was a lawyer at a large firm in Paris (I want to say Clifford Chance but not 100%) who realised his appraisal was going to be bad and he’d get booted, so made himself union rep. Now unsackable and protected under French law.
Can you do that, just make yourself a rep?

loafer123

7,492 posts

151 months

PositronicRay said:
tonker said:
There was a lawyer at a large firm in Paris (I want to say Clifford Chance but not 100%) who realised his appraisal was going to be bad and he’d get booted, so made himself union rep. Now unsackable and protected under French law.
Can you do that, just make yourself a rep?
It is the only explanation for my May is still PM...
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The Dangerous Elk

4,019 posts

13 months

loafer123 said:
It is the only explanation for my May is still PM...
and ALL of Labour front bench, most of their back bench as well.

tonker

55,032 posts

184 months

PositronicRay said:
tonker said:
There was a lawyer at a large firm in Paris (I want to say Clifford Chance but not 100%) who realised his appraisal was going to be bad and he’d get booted, so made himself union rep. Now unsackable and protected under French law.
Can you do that, just make yourself a rep?
Googled him. One Avi Bitton. A lot of web cleanup has been going on over his CC time....

https://www.liberation.fr/futurs/2005/04/18/un-avo...

He won. Because presumably French don't like that global firms are in Paris.

Wobbegong

10,737 posts

105 months

Counter “Climate march” planned for 8thDecember.

This could really kick off! Think I’m backing the farmers / hauliers / middle & lower classes to win a ruckus rather than the academics / students / vegans /generally unemployable outside of education / charity work climate marchers.

johnxjsc1985

14,182 posts

100 months

Wobbegong said:
Counter “Climate march” planned for 8thDecember.

This could really kick off! Think I’m backing the farmers / hauliers / middle & lower classes to win a ruckus rather than the academics / students / vegans /generally unemployable outside of education / charity work climate marchers.
Sounds very much like a Harry Hill moment "FIGHT"

PositronicRay

13,181 posts

119 months

tonker said:
PositronicRay said:
tonker said:
There was a lawyer at a large firm in Paris (I want to say Clifford Chance but not 100%) who realised his appraisal was going to be bad and he’d get booted, so made himself union rep. Now unsackable and protected under French law.
Can you do that, just make yourself a rep?
Googled him. One Avi Bitton. A lot of web cleanup has been going on over his CC time....

https://www.liberation.fr/futurs/2005/04/18/un-avo...

He won. Because presumably French don't like that global firms are in Paris.
I watched a French film, our hero was about to get sacked from a condom factory, on advice from a neighbour he came out as gay (he wasn't) and that saved his job. He became the company mascot though. laugh

Wobbegong

10,737 posts

105 months

Saturday
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Kicking off in France again. Good luck to the protesters who are fighting to keep their quality of life.

dasigty

88 posts

17 months

Saturday
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Over 300 arrests already, tanks on the street, this is far more than we are being told on the BBC.

The Dangerous Elk

4,019 posts

13 months

Saturday
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https://www.facebook.com/RTFrance/videos/219881035...

Macron is so well loved by his people, he best get promoted into a top job in the EU quick.

jonny142

804 posts

161 months

Saturday
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Live on the Sun YouTube site too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEcYzBGfKBA

Wobbegong

10,737 posts

105 months

Saturday
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dasigty said:
Over 300 arrests already, tanks on the street, this is far more than we are being told on the BBC.
yes

Probably worried about people seeing the actions of Mr EU and his government

magpie215

2,322 posts

125 months

Saturday
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dasigty said:
Over 300 arrests already, tanks on the street, this is far more than we are being told on the BBC.
Mmm wouldn't want any other nations population getting any silly ideas.

The Dangerous Elk

4,019 posts

13 months

Saturday
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Wobbegong said:
yes

Probably worried about people seeing the actions of Mr EU and his government
And on BBC News 24, Neo Nazis in the Uk.
A main EU Capital is in riot and disorder but they go long on a tiny number of tts that are meaningless.

andy_s

13,725 posts

195 months

Saturday
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Front page on the BBC website confused

La Liga

11,993 posts

92 months

Saturday
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Predictable BBC bash. Second down for me on latest and most read (after the NZ murder).

The police and security numbers are something else.

The Dangerous Elk

4,019 posts

13 months

Saturday
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andy_s said:
Front page on the BBC website confused
It may be, but not much on 24. Headline, BIG deal ! ffs Paris is in riot man.