Not quite le mot juste here

Four days before the first round of the French presidential election, Europe is terrified by the prospect of a runoff between Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Whoever wins, we are told, the wheat will grow thin, nuclear winter will fall over the continent, and frogs will rain down from the sky.

It’s the Frogs who are voting…..

18 thoughts on “Not quite le mot juste here”

  1. “Europe is terrified” Um no if it happens i might feel sorry for the French, but then they will have voted for it and if they dislike the choice so much and want to change the constitution i’m sure they’ll do so,, they’re about due for another republic.

  2. Terrified of what? Le Pen getting in? Someone who is not a stooge of CM NWO RoP importers?

    Europe’s middle class leftist scum perhaps. Nobody else much.

  3. Neither Le pen nor mechancon will get a parliamentary majority so their ability to wreak havoc will be limited.

    Would be fun though!

  4. ” We are not out to destroy Europe: we are out to save it. And we might very well be the last opportunity to do so……

    … we will not reduce freedom of movement.

    We will regularise the situation of all working illegal immigrants, and we will not implement quotas for refugees.”

    Quite how the importation of millions of third-world peasants is ‘saving’ Europe, I’m unable to fathom.

  5. Frogs will rain down from the sky but only near tall buildings.

    Méchantcon would be fun in an apocalyptic sort of way but Le Pen would be jollier.

    It would be maximum fun if these two go through to the second round but I fear that the dull but worthy François Fillon will survive the weekend and France will settle down to a fresh period of economic stagnation and cultural decline.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    Jonathan – “Quite how the importation of millions of third-world peasants is ‘saving’ Europe, I’m unable to fathom.”

    +10 If France is to survive, they need Le Pen in office.

  7. This is the greatest quote ever:

    ‘There is a reason why our programme… the highest ranked of all candidates in a comparative study of the views of 20 NGOs and experts, and is reported favourably by Amnesty International, Greenpeace and Oxfam’

    people should vote for us because arguably three of the most dangerous organisations in the world endorse our idiocy….

    And one for you Tim

    ‘You can also read the reasons why economists from 17 countries, including Ha-Joon Chang, support Mélenchon’s candidacy.’

  8. I did actually run the French piece through the translator. Worse idiocy than even Ritchie to be honest.

  9. I still think it will be Macron. I don’t base this on very much, but still. Macron will win in the second round with (probably) Le Pen gaining millions of votes but still losing.

    Then we’ll get a torrent of idiot articles from smug, silly, poorly educated journalists telling us that all is well. The French are wise, we’ll be told, not like the silly British. The era of fake news will have been vanquished. The millions who voted for fascism (which is not the same as Nazism) will be completely irrelevant.

  10. The Meissen Bison

    Worse idiocy than even Ritchie to be honest.

    Oh, I don’t know, though. When he discards his saltire patterned underpants in disgust at his lack of recognition in North Britain, he might try digging out some Linguaphone records on eBay and rubbing a little garlic on his tongue.

    M le Professeur Patate à votre service!

  11. Vth republic does give plenty of powers to the President, It was set up by de Gaulle to bypass the endless bickering in National Assembly.

    Hollande has bombed plenty of former French colonies without asking first.

    So it’s more like Obama than Cameron. Plenty of opportunity for chaos.

  12. M le Professeur hasn’t attended the right Écoles so he has no chance over there. It would be fun to watch him try though.

  13. The Meissen Bison

    Ecole Polytéchnique de la Cité de Londres has a certain ring to it, wouldn’t you say?

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    Spud’s got the Taffs and Nor’n Oirish to piss off first before he needs to worry about learning French. Anyway, the French don’t offer a route to the Lords.

  15. BiND: the French don’t offer a route to the Lords

    A route to Lourdes, though, which is handy if you need a miracle…

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