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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:09
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France's François Hollande returns to mutiny and mistrust within party ranks
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Old 24th Aug 2014, 08:24
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That article is damning condemnation of Komrad Hollande and his communist policies of envy, particularly coming from a left wing rag like the Guardian.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 07:08
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Eurozone opens doors to QE as Germany and France stumble - Telegraph

The eurozone has moved closer to adopting further radical measures to ward off a second recession and a spiral of deflation after its two biggest economies fell deeper into trouble on Monday.

The dual shock of a French government reshuffle and weaker-than-expected German figures threatened to add to the malaise in the eurozone, where unemployment remains stubbornly high, and growth is at a standstill.
France has had effectively no economic growth this year and unemployment is hovering around 10 pc. Hollande's promises to cut taxes and make it easier for businesses to open and operate have stalled, in large part because of the divisions among his Socialist party.

Montebourg said a major change in the economy policy was needed, just days after Hollande had expressly said there would be no change in the government's economic direction.
All is well in Lala land.
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 06:58
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How Harold Wilson was warned Europe threatened British democracy - Telegraph

Britain's membership of the European Community presented a “gross infringement of sovereignty” and a “serious attack on Parliamentary democracy,” Cabinet ministers warned ahead of the only referendum on Brussels given to the public, newly uncovered papers reveal.

Harold Wilson, then the Labour Prime Minister, was told choosing to stay in Europe would represent a “dismemberment of the authority of the House of Commons”, minutes of a Cabinet meeting show.

In a meeting three months before the 1975 referendum, Mr Wilson was urged by his ministers to inform the British people that membership would seriously compromise Britain’s ability to govern itself.

In the event, the Government’s official pamphlet explaining the referendum gave no such warning – and instead assured voters that the “essence of sovereignty” would be protected by staying in.
We all know what has happened. Perhaps the second biggest confidence trick in the history of mankind.
Wilson, as one would expect from that treacherous weasel, a betrayal. He was a highly intelligent and educated man who had great credibility amongst the great unwashed, making him a great danger.
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Old 9th Sep 2014, 20:19
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The leader of the French Socialist Party whose name happily escapes me, thus not burdening my brain cells with yet more unwanted knowledge, has warned the socialist members of the House of Deputies today not to abstain in the forthcoming vote of confidence in the French Government.

I forget something.

Oh yes, he warned them they should vote in favour.

Of confidence, that is.
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 09:14
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EU makes Britain pay for recovery - Telegraph

David Cameron is fighting to stop Britain being forced to pay an extra £1.7 billion to the European Union due to the success of the British economy.

The Prime Minister was ambushed with a demand from the European Commission for the extra cash because Britain’s economy has performed better than other economies in Europe since 1995.

The bill is due on December 1 and Mr Cameron is particularly enraged because Brussels accountants are also preparing to give France back £790 million as its economy performed less well than Britain’s.
Once again proof that the socialist utopia of the EUSSR works by punishing hard work and success and rewarding the lazy and unproductive.

My Cameron is fighting and enraged ......... I can just see him standing in Parliament, shiny face, going slightly red, shouting ........"We will fight this, we will resist to the end ..........." and then handing over the money. Wimp.
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 10:13
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So let me see: you can be an idle useless inefficient country unable to balance the books, and Brussels will say "don't worry" and make sizeable regular donations to your bank account; or you can be a fiscally-sensible country imposing "austerity" on your nation and getting your economy just-about in order, in which case Brussels will order you to hand over two billion euros, mostly to be wasted by the profligates of Brussels and Strasbourg, and the rest handed over to countries in the first category.

And Dave is going to resist handing over the cash, is he ? Don't give much for his chances.
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 11:55
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Greece is also being told to hand over money as, over the last 20 years, their economy did better than expected.........

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29754168
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Greece is also being told to hand over money

Then I expect Spain will also, as the out-of-work figures announced by Madrid are the lowest since 2011 at 19.8%.

(Bet Rajoy's government will now be furious at cooking the books to make themselves look good).
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 22:53
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The EU certainly seems to be doing a good job of preventing conflict :

Brussels burns: Violence erupts in Belgian capital as more than 100,000 protesters clash with riot police during demonstrations against EU austerity measures

Belgian police have used tear gas and water cannon against violent anti-austerity protesters in central Brussels after a largely peaceful march by about 100,000 workers.
Several vehicles were set ablaze by protesters at the end of the march. They also hurled cobblestones and smoke flares at police in the capital.
Belgium's new government plans to raise the pension age, freeze wages and make public service cuts to meet EU targets.
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Old 7th Nov 2014, 05:48
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Things not good in Germany either as the most severe strike ever to hit the Bundesbahn - the national rail system - is underway. Forced onto the roads (which are anyway near breaking point in urban areas at rush hour) drivers on the autobahnen have seen massive queues of 30 kms and more. The strike is planned to last another two days with more threatened this month.

The strike is against cost-cutting measures.

What, Germany imposing "austerity" ? Surely not ?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 12:07
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Guido Fawkes: Now ECJ Says Britain CAN Ban Benefit Tourists

The European Court of Justice has this morning ruled that an unemployed Romanian woman living in Germany had no automatic legal right to access unemployment benefits. The Court found that member states
“must have the possibility of refusing to grant social benefits to economically inactive Union citizens who exercise their right to freedom of movement solely in order to obtain another Member State’s social assistance.”
The case related to a Romanian woman, Ms Dano and her son Florian, who took a job centre in Leipzig to court for refusing them benefits.

After a messy trip to Europe last week and Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers up in arms after yesterday’s mess, this ECJ ruling is a massive boost to No. 10.

This can be implemented before the election – no more benefit tourists.

Labour wouldn’t dare oppose it, right?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 13:03
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can be implemented

Won't be implemented in the UK - you bet !

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I wonder if the Court would have reached the same decision if she had been refused benefits in the UK and not Germany?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 17:45
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“must have the possibility of refusing to grant social benefits to economically inactive Union citizens who exercise their right to freedom of movement solely in order to obtain another Member State’s social assistance.”
What's the betting that some of them will turn up here with family in tow, claim that they came looking for employment in good faith but without success, and now need welfare. I guess the obligation would be on us to prove beyond reasonable doubt that they only ever came for the benefits. Would we have the political will to do that on each and every occasion?
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 17:52
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See my post over on the UK Thread - won't ever be implemented in the UK as we never demand PROOF of identity. No, a verbal answer isn't enough, nor is dragging your fifth cousin's sister twice-removed along with her letter from the Social Security, and nor is something scrawled in pencil on the back of an envelope. Proof, d'you hear me, with a photograph and clear legible printing!
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 19:43
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we never demand PROOF of identity
Yes well, being stopped in the street by men with guns and arrested if you're not carrying your ID card with you is not the British way, is it. We don't do police states - we leave that to the likes of the French.
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Old 11th Nov 2014, 19:53
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Yes well, being stopped in the street by men with guns and arrested if you're not carrying your ID card with you is not the British way, is it
More's the pity. It might rid the UK of some of the criminal scum and filth who have infiltrated the place over the years.
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Had lunch today with some older and erudite Germans. We discussed Europe.
All agreed that France looks like the start of the big collapse, Coming Soon to a European Union Near You.

Mind you, all had just returned from extended trips back to der Vaterland and none of them were happy with what's going on there, including the fiscal policies of "balance the books before anything else" of the government.
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Old 12th Nov 2014, 18:21
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As far as France is concerned, I have long been of the opinion that 'l'ecriture est sur le mur', or to put it another way, 'la merde va frapper le ventilateur.' And bientot. No wonder so many French and French residents are leaving or have left. Soon they'll be building a wall round the place to keep the people in.
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