That’s the frog election lost then

Emmanuel Macron, the French presidential frontrunner, has unveiled proposals for tax and spending cuts, public sector job losses and investment just days after pledging to woo British businesses to France.

19 comments on “That’s the frog election lost then

  1. It’s exactly the sort of thing the cheese eating surrender monkey’s need, in essence a French version of St. Margaret of Thatcher.

    It is also exactly why the vast majority of the French electorate will give Emmanuel Macron the finger.

    Saying the right thing versus saying whatever the French want to hear (mainly magic money tree nonsense) has always been the Road to Unelectability in France.

    Adieu M. Macron!

  2. The number of SJW heads exploding if Marine Le Pen (Peace and blessings but no headscarves be upon her) wins will be almost too delicious.

  3. It is an act of conspicuous stupidity. Confronting the French with reality and saying “Vote for leftist public spending cuts”. Could a dumber plan exist? Even if Macron planned to do it why didn’t the stupid puke just lie and proclaim business as usual.

  4. He is just saying it. There is no reason to think he will do it.

    The French know that he does not have the cojones to do it. He is married to his middle aged teacher. Raising her children.

  5. Any any bank which actually believes he would do this, and hence move their bank to Paris, should have their banking licence revoked because they are obviously stupid and reckless.

  6. Dan Mitchell will be knocking one out over this. The first two in the betting ( Macron 38% likely, Fillon 25% likely based on betfair’s odds ) want to cut taxes, spending, labour regulation and public sector jobs.

  7. I wouldn’t bet on the French supporting it. There’s a lot of “shy tories” there.

    But it’s going to take massive levels of “unpicking”. It’s not just that the country is socialist. it’s also massively protectionist. They have all sorts of laws about things like the time between cinema and DVD release, where you can sell fags, how far away hypermarkets have to be etc etc. Someone has to pretty much go to war.

    And it won’t be Macron, or Le Pen.

  8. The number of SJW heads exploding if Marine Le Pen (Peace and blessings but no headscarves be upon her) wins will be almost too delicious.

    That was the sound of Julia taking on an extra 100 staff…

  9. Ha, everyone in French politics knows, when the first strike by the union of goat herders comes all pre-election guff goes out the window. Give’em what they want and let’s go to lunch.

  10. It’s exactly the sort of thing the cheese eating surrender monkey’s need, in essence a French version of St. Margaret of Thatcher.

    During the two years I lived there, it was painfully obvious that France needs to go through this pain. They lack the fortitude to do it though…

    I was mildly surprised when Fillon came out as a front runner as he, too, has a Thatcherite agenda. He’s probably toast now, though. Le Pen, should she win, is likely to prove just as socialist as the rest of them – but with a nationalist spin. Still, if it causes a few heads to implode along the way, the entertainment value will be worth it. And her refusal to wear a headscarf to appease the Grand Mufti earned brownie points for me…

  11. Ha, everyone in French politics knows, when the first strike by the union of goat herders comes all pre-election guff goes out the window. Give’em what they want and let’s go to lunch.

    You have to expect this sort of thing in the Third World.

  12. They don’t have much choice. OECD has highlighted the problem and the French elite know it, they are just uncompetitive. The cost of large scale public sector reductions will be high – not cheap to let people go over there.

    Macron has said he wants to attract the best and brightest from the UK and Oxford will set up campus in Paris. Say no more.

    Since France is sclerotic it can only become more competitive, unfortunately. Only way is up.

    LePen is the socialist amongst them and offering protection from the storm and globalisation. It might be the French are so tired of flatlining they will vote Macron. Personally, I think he looks and sounds like a jumped up little t@rd. Type of kid at school no one could stand.

    It sounds like there will be ructions no matter who wins.

  13. Longrider – “I was mildly surprised when Fillon came out as a front runner as he, too, has a Thatcherite agenda. He’s probably toast now, though.”

    The Deep State struck, and it looks like the Deep State has won with Fillon. The question is whether they think Macron means it and so will try to bring him down too or they know that he is full of it.

    Traditionally the Latin way of dealing with this is by coup. France should be due another one about now. They have averaged one every fifty or sixty years since the Revolution.

    “Le Pen, should she win, is likely to prove just as socialist as the rest of them – but with a nationalist spin. Still, if it causes a few heads to implode along the way, the entertainment value will be worth it. And her refusal to wear a headscarf to appease the Grand Mufti earned brownie points for me…”

    Indeed. The only reason to oppose Le Pen is sexism. It is shameful that France has never had a female head of state. It is time to break that glass ceiling. She may not be a perfect candidate but she will serve as a role model for young girls all over the world who will rise above aspiring to be a mere mistress to being President of the Republic of France. To vote against her is to vote for heterosexualist patriarchal oppression of women! She persists!

  14. To vote against her is to vote for heterosexualist patriarchal oppression of women!

    I for one would enjoy seeing Madame LePen as the next President of France, purely on the basis that it would cause the usual lefty wankers and other assorted useful idiots heads to explode. Much fun to be had by all is still a good reason to elect someone.

    As for Madame LePen, she would probably suffer the same fate as St. Margaret of Thatcher in being denied recognition of “a female first” for being “the wrong sort of female” (i.e. not a politically correct, rabid lefty)

    Not only do the French deserve Madame LePen, they have earned her.

  15. Macron has now given as his opinion that “the whole world is coming to Europe so you better get used to migration”.

    Looking around at the mess French cities are now in even the perversity of the French must have limits.

    It almost seems he is trying to lose.

  16. It almost seems he is trying to lose.

    Typical bloody Frenchy. “Ooh la la!, zis all seems tres difficult. Let’s put forward une political platform ridiculous to make sure we don’t get elected. Garçon! More champagne and don’t forget the garlic hors d’oeuvres!”

    As per bloody usual, nothing will change until the French elite themselves get fucked off with the regime and organise a coup d’état.

    Vive la Sixième République!

  17. Sixth Republic? Pah. Long live the Third Restoration!

    That’s actually not a bad idea, but it could be argued that the whole point of the reforms to create the Fifth Republic were to place the President of France above, yet among the politicians.

    Far better for the French to be subject to absolute monarchy (rather than English style constitutional monarchy), whereby they could bitch and moan about “Le bâtard royal”, while having all of the socialistic nonsense on the statute books wiped clean in a monarchical act of “Tabula Rasa”.

    I like it.

    It would have to be someone equal to the task though, not the dilettante scion Henri d’Orléans or some other reprobate.

    I suggest we send them HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of Airmiles. That would serve the buggers right.

    Le roi est mort, vive le roi! swiftly followed by The EU Commissioners? ‘Orf with their heads!

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