Err, yes dear

Macron had a good year. In 2018, he could even stop Brexit

Sheesh.

The President of Frogland is going to stop a British democratic decision? That’s rather why we voted as we did isn’t it?

This was the year France won and Britain lost. Emmanuel Macron emerged to transform a sclerotic political scene, dazzling the world and many in his country with a youthful energy that made French rejuvenation a buzzword. Theresa May stumbled from one hiccup to the next, rushing to Washington for an awkward meeting with Donald Trump, triggering article 50 with no plan for the aftermath, and losing her majority in parliament.

Macron made headlines with slogans such as “Let’s make the planet great again”. May’s mantras – from “global Britain” to “Brexit means Brexit” – backfired or seemed to go nowhere. Macron secured a solid base in the national assembly for his upstart La Republique en Marche party. He made sweeping, lyrical speeches about Europe, heralding a new era of empowerment and European sovereignty.

Most Froggie, thinking that a couple of speeches changes the world.

32 comments on “Err, yes dear

  1. Well, as he’s no doubt working hard with the Remainer UK MPs, the big cheeses in the Civil Service, the EU apparatchiks & one even suspects the UK government itself to do just that. And with Merkel & other influential European leaders somewhat sidelined due to their own domestic political problems. And bearing in mind democracy’s rapidly becoming meaningless. Entirely possible & entirely possible he’d get a large potion of the credit if successful.
    Not a bad prediction.

  2. Remember when Sarkozy was the new broom in French politics?

    Macron will be lucky to be that effective. At least Sarkozy knew actions are more important than words.

  3. I thought that part if Macron’s aim was to do the stuff all the other modern countries did 30-40 years ago.

  4. Macron made headlines with slogans such as “Let’s make the planet great again”.

    What the French really need is some fatuous advertising slogans.

    However it is obviously not Macron’s job to stifle Brexit. That’s what Theresa May is for.

  5. No SMfS. May’s job is to reluctantly concede. Including reluctantly conceding to the *second* referendum that rejects leaving. .

  6. Typical socialism, innit?

    When one of theirs imposes his will and quashes democracy, he’s “had a good year”.

    When they don’t like the person doing it, it’s facism.

  7. Macaroon has achieved fuckall positive –even for the French.

    He is a spouter of slogans and that seems to be it. Other than a different skin suit they might as well have stuck with Hollande. Which is what Macron was designed to be –a rebranded Holland. A changed visage but the same merde. Except the Molested Mug is an even bigger Euro-cuck sellout and traitor than Big h**

    I doubt if France’s premier lightweight idiot could stop himself from farting let alone stop Brexit. Our own traitors are the danger not some Garlic-Breath Granny’s Boy.

    ** It obviously should read “Big H” but Big h somehow fits Hollande just right irony wise.

  8. Macron made headlines with slogans such as “Let’s make the planet great again

    Coz that’s what it’s all about everyone – slogans. Support with a few hashtags and he’s the next Churchill.

  9. “Macaroon has achieved fuckall positive –even for the French. ”

    Depends on your point of view.
    Kept Marine out. Which was what was required of him.

  10. This was the year France won and Britain lost. Emmanuel Macron emerged to transform a sclerotic political scene, dazzling the world and many in his country with a youthful energy that made French rejuvenation a buzzword.

    Was this written by his geriatric mumwife?

  11. Macron has done one thing: changed the law making it easier to lay people off. Yes, the law has actually passed and is now in force. The Unions tried to kick up a fuss but found nobody was interested and Macron, in true French style, rammed it through before anyone knew what was going on. So give him credit on that one.

    I’d also not put him down as an EU patsy just yet either. Again in true French style, he upstaged his supposed EU master Merkel by buddying up to Trump, and has been making some encouraging noises regarding race relations and immigration. France will always do what they think is best for France, which will put them at odds with the EU more often than not once UK is out. Personally, I don’t see Macron as being anti-British or anyone we ought to worry about.

  12. SS2:SotP: Was this written by his geriatric mumwife?

    No, Timmy didn’t link to the CiF thing in the grauniad but it was written by Natalie Nougat-Head.

  13. TMB – Ah, thanks.

    I think most of us assumed IN-sanity would gradually abate after the referendum, but they’re trebling down. Not a day goes by in Guardianland without them breathlessly reporting on the latest cheat code, miracle, or Prester Jean-Claude that’s finally going to BALEETE BWEXIT.

    I’ve noticed this modern iteration of St Vitus’ Dance is geographically concentrated in London, the home of soy-fuelled autoerotic self-European-harmonisation fetishes. Philip Larkin was right, his aim was just off by about 20 miles to the west.

  14. Talking of auto-erotic, was there ever a greater misnomer than Lord Adonis?

    The Geo-poetry prize goes to MBE!

  15. MBE – Doh! Of course. Me failed English at school.

    TMB – He should’ve been called Lord Dolos.

  16. “let’s make the planet great again”

    If I had time machine there are eras I would have liked to have visited. Perhaps a couple of weeks with de Soto’s expedition in North America. A week on a covered wagon. Attend a play in Elizabethan London. Been dropped off in Hawaii on Cook’s first visit (I think I’d have skipped the second). I wouldn’t have minded seeing grazing herds of mastodons or even a saber toothed tiger from a safe distance.

    But when exactly was the planet greater than it is now? Especially if you need a root canal or something.

  17. This was the year France won and Britain lost. Emmanuel Macron emerged to transform a sclerotic political scene, dazzling the world and many in his country with a youthful energy that made French rejuvenation a buzzword.

    You’d have to have a heart of stone to not laugh out loud upon reading that bit of drivel.

    I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in ‘Merica nobody gives a flying fuck about what the French do.

  18. Nobody’s really given a fuck what the French do since about ten minutes after the battle of Leipzig.

  19. Lest it be forgotten, Macron got only 24% support in the first ballot, just a gnat’s ahead of Marine. He’s seen (by people who don’t grock the French electoral system) as ‘strong’, because he beat her in the second round by 2:1.

  20. Slightly OT, but it occurs to me that the Remoaners are missing a crucial bit of psychology when it comes to Brexit. Its very rare that once one party has said ‘I want a divorce’ that things go back to how they were. In fact I’d say almost unheard of. The very act of expressing it determines that it will happen, regardless of the ultimate form, or the paperwork that has to be done first. They appear to under the impression that the vote can be ‘unsaid’ by another vote, or just ignoring it. It can’t, and thats why I’m very sanguine about all the political shenanigans surrounding the whole thing. A process has been started that cannot be derailed, human nature is such it can’t unremember the attitudes that have been expressed from either side.

  21. @Jim I have always thought that if the referendum had gone the other way, the UK rebate would have gone in months.

    “Oh, you’re not leaving? You won’t be needing this £5billion a year then.”

  22. ” I have always thought that if the referendum had gone the other way, the UK rebate would have gone in months.”

    Undoubtedly, the other 27 would have known that UK politicians had nowhere to go. They could huff and puff, but no-one would be offering another referendum 12 months later because the EU had cut up rough about something. We’d have been facing an agenda to create a United States of Europe within a year.

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