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Posted on 03/02/2014 11:25:15 AM PST by Kaslin
The following bullet points are from the French Ipos Poll: New French fractures, results and analysis of the Ipsos/Steria.
Although a huge majority of French want to stay on the Euro, a majority of "workers" don't.
Kevin O'rourke on the Irish Economy blog comments Class divides and European Integreation, Yet Again.
This mornings Eurointelligence briefing put me on to this article in Les Echos, which in turn led me to this Ipsos opinion poll. It contains several sobering findings, notably with respect to foreigners. But the finding that struck me most since this is something I have been writing about for years now is that a majority of French working class voters now want to leave the Euro. Indeed, only 34% of French workers think that EU membership is a good thing.
Isnt it amazing how short run blips in various economic indicators can lead powerful people to assume that all is well with the EMU project? It is slow moving variables long term unemployment, gradual shifts in public opinion, and so on that pose the greatest threat to the Euros survival. If the far right does as well as people now seem to think it will in the European elections, this will presumably be presented in the media as a shock to the system, but has it not been obvious since 2010 at the latest that something like this was likely, given Eurozone macroeconomic policies? And has it not been obvious for years that actually existing EMU is harming the broader European project?
Europes political leaders should remember what Ernest Hemingway said about bankruptcy.
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
How did you go bankrupt? Bill asked.
Two ways, Mike said. Gradually and then suddenly.
In case you missed it, please see Stiglitz: Leaving the Euro Painful but Staying in More Painful; Eurozone Breakup Recap.
Well, of course, they do.
Being in the Eurozone means France can't debauch its currency at will -- as it always did when times got tough.
It's the NON-workers who control things!
The other 15% are on their way to the Celestial Kingdom; so they really don't care.
The other 66% are...
Those that understand binary numbers and those that do not.
If the Euro loses France... well then.
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