hibs.net Messageboard

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: French protests

  1. #1
    @hibs.net private member Peevemor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Saint-Malo, Brittany
    Age
    51
    Posts
    17,795

    French protests

    Out of interest, have the protests that are taking place in France this weekend been given much msm coverage in the UK?


  2. Log in to remove the advert

  3. #2
    @hibs.net private member Moulin Yarns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Spinning a Yarn
    Posts
    12,440
    The fuel protests are on the BBC. 1 dead and 200 injured.
    #Persevered
    Scotland can be a beacon, within these islands and beyond, for a socially just and sustainable society. Whilst there are many priorities which will require independence, there is also much that can and must be done now by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

  4. #3
    @hibs.net private member Mibbes Aye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    11,241
    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Out of interest, have the protests that are taking place in France this weekend been given much msm coverage in the UK?
    Online the UK version of the Guardian has it tucked quite far down, it's higher up on the Independent but still not prominent. The Telegraph has it relatively high and is running a photo alongside the link to the story.

    On the BBC news channel it's not featuring in the headlines (various angles on Brexit and the California wildfires) though I expect they will get to it during their broadcast.
    There's only one thing better than a Hibs calendar and that's two Hibs calendars

  5. #4
    @hibs.net private member Moulin Yarns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Spinning a Yarn
    Posts
    12,440
    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Online the UK version of the Guardian has it tucked quite far down, it's higher up on the Independent but still not prominent. The Telegraph has it relatively high and is running a photo alongside the link to the story.

    On the BBC news channel it's not featuring in the headlines (various angles on Brexit and the California wildfires) though I expect they will get to it during their broadcast.
    BBC didn't mention it on the lunchtime news.
    #Persevered
    Scotland can be a beacon, within these islands and beyond, for a socially just and sustainable society. Whilst there are many priorities which will require independence, there is also much that can and must be done now by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

  6. #5
    @hibs.net private member Peevemor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Saint-Malo, Brittany
    Age
    51
    Posts
    17,795
    It's been fairly impressive. Almost 300k people (government estimate) participated in 1,500 manifestations throughout France. This all started from one guy (a Breton, of course) posting on Facebook. Every effort has been made to keep it non party political, though obviously it's very much anti Macron.

  7. #6
    First Team Breakthrough
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    226
    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    It's been fairly impressive. Almost 300k people (government estimate) participated in 1,500 manifestations throughout France. This all started from one guy (a Breton, of course) posting on Facebook. Every effort has been made to keep it non party political, though obviously it's very much anti Macron.

    I used to admire the way French voters make their government work for them unlike here where it is the reverse.

    Now I am not sure that there is as much support from the French people for rioters. At least from the coverage that we see here.

    The benefits that the SNCF ex employees have/had are remarkable. The civil service rewards are surely unsustainable. Just a few things i have seen.

    I am not saying they are right or wrong, it is not my country to criticise.

  8. #7
    @hibs.net private member Peevemor's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Saint-Malo, Brittany
    Age
    51
    Posts
    17,795
    Well there you have it. Macron's just announced a 100 increase in the minimum wage (at no extra cost to employers) and overtime payments will be tax/charge free - both starting in January. There was to be an extra tax on pensions which has also been scrapped for those getting less than 2000 per month. It was already announced last week that the increase in fuel tax has been scrapped. He also says that measures will be taken to ensure people and businesses who make money in France will pay tax in France.

    He also admitted that he had been wrong on certain issues.

    While these measures don't answer all the complaints, for me it can only be seen as a victory for the protesters.

    We'll wait and see what happens now...

  9. #8
    @hibs.net private member Mibbes Aye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    11,241
    Quote Originally Posted by Peevemor View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Well there you have it. Macron's just announced a 100€ increase in the minimum wage (at no extra cost to employers) and overtime payments will be tax/charge free - both starting in January. There was to be an extra tax on pensions which has also been scrapped for those getting less than 2000€ per month. It was already announced last week that the increase in fuel tax has been scrapped. He also says that measures will be taken to ensure people and businesses who make money in France will pay tax in France.

    He also admitted that he had been wrong on certain issues.

    While these measures don't answer all the complaints, for me it can only be seen as a victory for the protesters.

    We'll wait and see what happens now...
    IIRC civil unrest in France used to involve setting fire to dead sheep and using them to block the motorways and the like. This seems a bit lame by comparison

    Having said that, I recall being on a school trip to France and one day we were wandering around central Paris. We were advised that it might be a bit busy because nurses were planning a march to protest about low pay and bad conditions. We found ourselves into a side street and there were literally dozens of CRS standing by their vans, all geared up and looking ready to hand out a stiff kick-in!
    There's only one thing better than a Hibs calendar and that's two Hibs calendars

  10. #9
    Private Members Prediction League Winner Hibrandenburg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Brandenburg
    Age
    53
    Posts
    10,349
    The Brits could learn a lot from the French about getting their government to work for them.

  11. #10
    @hibs.net private member Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dont know its too dark in here
    Age
    61
    Posts
    9,780
    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    The Brits could learn a lot from the French about getting their government to work for them.
    Pretty much just said that same on the Bounce.

    While we are going through the biggest parliamentary cluster**** in living memory our collective action has been to put the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea!
    Space to let

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
hibs.net ©2012 All Rights Reserved