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The French Presedential Elections


zzzz999

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Amazing scenes coming from France.

But is this the cat amongst the pigeons or a fresh new start and way of thinking Europe needs?

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ams4127

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With his swingeing tax increases forecast, I can't see anyone with any wealth staying in France. 75% tax is a bit much, even for the very rich.

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Aitchbee

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Anyone with loadsa' money (dosh) in France, (millionaires) will now be appearing as 'onion-sellers' on the streets of Paris, n'est ce pas? because of the imminent tax hike. Tres Bien, Francois.

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morddwyd

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Interesting "vox pop" on the news tonight, giving perhaps some insight into the way young Europe thinks.

A young French man, obviously educated and aware, said,"Well I don't want to live under a Socialist regime, so I will move to London", much as you or I would say "I think Ill move to the South Coast."

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Snec

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morddwyd

If only it were only young French people who are sufficiently 'educated and aware' that moving to the UK is a good move, if only............ everybody is welcome here, just move in, we have room and resources for all.... move over, squeeze up a bit, keep'em coming!

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speedman

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One thing is certain and that is change. The French people needs change and this change they seek will act as a pivot to all the European nations. Lets put our hands across and try to help the new in command. Together we stand, and divided we fall apart. Lets give unity a chance please. thank you

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daz60

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Is that "The Marseillaise" i hear.?? Man the barricades the 'Sans Culottes' will clear the streets of that capitalist vermin.

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spuds

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Whatever the case, the janitor's will soon have the old cobwebs dusted, then the world will see what the new brings in, and if expectations are reached?.

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Bald Eagle

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I was in our local French bar on the Presidential election night. All the locals seemed to want Sarkozy saying better the devil you know etc. Then a group of teachers on a jolly from the Vendee arrived and were ecstatic when Hollande won. Obviously they think more money and jobs in education????

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buteman

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Kiss of death from David Cameron After giving his full backing to incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy,

Just wondering if his intrusion into French Politics backfired with Sarkozy,And he will probably have the same effect on the Scottish vote for independence.

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john bunyan

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The question is, for all countries: " Do you want to go on borrowing and saddling future generations for us to live better now, or are we prepared to reduce spending, accept a lower standard of living, highish taxes to get the debt down to the agreed level?" . Greece and France and maybe the Dutch seem to be saying "Borrow to, hopefully, grow". Cameron , Clegg, Merkel saying "Get the debt down soon". BTW even the rich have not enough money to solve the problem.

It seems impossible to have one currency if countries have such different polices, so "breakers are ahead".

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