Le Mans & Brexit

Le Mans & Brexit

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LeMansNut

23 posts

Sunday 10th February
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Big Robbo said:
The French are not going to risk losing any tourism money that's generated
Yep, absolutely.

However, the worry here shouldn't be "Project Fear Mk2" pushed by the People's Vote bunch, the worry should be the Yellow Vest movement in France. Forget what the PC media in this country are showing on the TV at the moment, which is just communist/socialist thugs smashing up Paris, but have a look on the likes of You Tube at what's going on in the rest of the country with the Yellow Vests shutting down the road networks etc. and the police sitting back and doing nothing.

To me, France is on the brink of civil war and it's all over taxation (mainly the pushing of this climate change nonsense to increase taxes), the EU and immigration. Forget the Brexit bollix, keep an eye on this Yellow Vest stuff - that's the real threat here.

fatboy18

15,814 posts

149 months

Sunday 10th February
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I'm sure Lowdrag will keep you informed nearer the time on the various happenings wink

wsn03

498 posts

39 months

Monday 11th February
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LeMansNut said:
Yep, absolutely.

However, the worry here shouldn't be "Project Fear Mk2" pushed by the People's Vote bunch, the worry should be the Yellow Vest movement in France. Forget what the PC media in this country are showing on the TV at the moment, which is just communist/socialist thugs smashing up Paris, but have a look on the likes of You Tube at what's going on in the rest of the country with the Yellow Vests shutting down the road networks etc. and the police sitting back and doing nothing.

To me, France is on the brink of civil war and it's all over taxation (mainly the pushing of this climate change nonsense to increase taxes), the EU and immigration. Forget the Brexit bollix, keep an eye on this Yellow Vest stuff - that's the real threat here.
I'm finding blockades in cities (roundabouts especially), but I'm not finding anything about main motorways being blocked. I'm driving to Le Mans on Easter Saturday in the early hours of the morning for the Moto 24hrs. I'll be going through Rouen about 9am, I doubt anything would have organised itself that early. I'm interested to know if I'm wrong or if I should expect to find any other blockages. I've only got about 3 hrs spare in my plan from the start of the race

DS240

2,682 posts

156 months

Monday 11th February
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wsn03 said:
I'm finding blockades in cities (roundabouts especially), but I'm not finding anything about main motorways being blocked. I'm driving to Le Mans on Easter Saturday in the early hours of the morning for the Moto 24hrs. I'll be going through Rouen about 9am, I doubt anything would have organised itself that early. I'm interested to know if I'm wrong or if I should expect to find any other blockages. I've only got about 3 hrs spare in my plan from the start of the race
I've got to know locals in a village just south of the circuit (15mins away) and on their facebook posts there have been yellow vest action on the roads in that area. I don't think you'd call them riot type scenarios but it adds to the fact its going on in quieter parts also.

It wouldn't take much for the le mans weekend to be brought to its knees traffic wise. It struggles as it is, so start adding in disruption at major link roads in and it could be interesting. It would be down to how much the police were willing to get it moving again.

wsn03

498 posts

39 months

Monday 11th February
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DS240 said:
wsn03 said:
I'm finding blockades in cities (roundabouts especially), but I'm not finding anything about main motorways being blocked. I'm driving to Le Mans on Easter Saturday in the early hours of the morning for the Moto 24hrs. I'll be going through Rouen about 9am, I doubt anything would have organised itself that early. I'm interested to know if I'm wrong or if I should expect to find any other blockages. I've only got about 3 hrs spare in my plan from the start of the race
I've got to know locals in a village just south of the circuit (15mins away) and on their facebook posts there have been yellow vest action on the roads in that area. I don't think you'd call them riot type scenarios but it adds to the fact its going on in quieter parts also.

It wouldn't take much for the le mans weekend to be brought to its knees traffic wise. It struggles as it is, so start adding in disruption at major link roads in and it could be interesting. It would be down to how much the police were willing to get it moving again.
The bike race appears to be a very big event too, so I'm guessing its just as vulnerable as the car event to disruption - though it is a very French affair, so would they risk it??
I might leave the UK an hour earlier just to be safe

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LeMansNut

23 posts

Monday 11th February
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DS240 said:
I've got to know locals in a village just south of the circuit (15mins away) and on their facebook posts there have been yellow vest action on the roads in that area. I don't think you'd call them riot type scenarios but it adds to the fact its going on in quieter parts also.

It wouldn't take much for the le mans weekend to be brought to its knees traffic wise. It struggles as it is, so start adding in disruption at major link roads in and it could be interesting. It would be down to how much the police were willing to get it moving again.
This is what I've seen on You Tube, vids of yellow vests bringing everything to a grinding halt outside of the cities and in a peaceful manner too. Even the cops are joining in OR are totally passive and not getting in the way of the people.

The PC media in the UK are only showing the thugs rioting in the cities because they don't want us plebs to know that we can bring a PC government to it's knees by simply blocking a few major roads. In fact, it's the peaceful yellow vest action which forced Macron to buckle and not the communist thugs rioting in Paris.

I tell you, this EU is crumbling big time and, from an LM perspective, Brexit should be the least of one's concerns.