Skip to comments.Much ado about nothing in France
Posted on 04/03/2015 1:42:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
It may be intellectually comforting to suggest the UMP-UDI could "make the National Front useless", or less prosaically, to propose implementing those measures for which the French vote for the Front and, in so doing, 'siphoning out' the Front's programme. Sarkozy employed this strategy during the last presidential campaign -- but it did not work. Sarkozy has been smart enough to understand that any kind of alliance with the Front would mean the end of the UMP. But he also knows what a significant chunk of supporters wants. Reconciling everybody won't be easy, as the organisation of the party has already shown. As for the programme, the French have been waiting for it for two years and (with the noticeable exception of hard-working former PM François Fillon) very little has emerged; they are therefore getting tired...
A way to short-circuit the Front would be to involve it in the daily management process of the country through timely alliances, a move which is just unconceivable in the present French intellectual environment.
A first conclusion is therefore that France is entering a three-tier political system for the first time since 1958, one which never allowed the country to be managed properly.
Another conclusion is that France is likely to remain on the same road for the next two years; a path made of half-decisions, half-measures, weakened political will and, consequently, half-baked results. It is still a long way before things (possibly) change, whereas the present low interest rates, favourable euro-dollar currency exchange rate and low oil prices offer opportunities that may not come again. Until 2017, a minority political force (at best, one-third of the electorate), will be in charge, with the popularity of its leaders decreasing week after week...
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French blondes have a special beauty all their own.
And Sarkozy will be the death of France and blondes like her. He talks hard line and does not much, just symbolism.
More French will lose their lives to the deranged Jihadists who they have foolishly imported into their once peaceful country, because Sarkozy and the UMP will not throw them out.
“More French will lose their lives to the deranged Jihadists who they have foolishly imported into their once peaceful country “
Already started, but just spring training.
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