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    French Socialists set for absolute majority !

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    French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 11:49 am

    It has been reported today that France is set to acquire an absolute majority for the Socialists in their parliament after President Hollandé gave the party a great boost by his election.

    See this report HERE.




    It appears that France is giving the rest of Europe and especially Britain a direction to follow that will ensure that our useless coalition is driven out of power to make room for a refreshed Labour party to take over government.

    Never before has a government been so low in the polls so early in any government's term of office.


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Mon 11 Jun 2012, 4:02 pm

    Au contraire mon ami - they are following Greece into the abyss.

    This is great news as it means the French economy will tank and who is best placed to pick up the slack? Why UK PLC of course!

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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 12:01 pm

    NOT... "so great news" then...by your interpretation ?

    You see Clapco, when any people see that they have been let down time and time again by the greed and selfishness that is found in right-wing politics they invariably go back to where they can find both solace and fairness, and that is almost always with a centre-left government.

    There is a gulf forming between the Capitalistic privateers and the people on the ground in most modern Western countries as it is now well recognised an accepted that if the power is left in the hands of the rich and privileged ones that they will keep it and hold it so that it can be applied to their own needs and to no others.

    The modern revolutionaries and protesters against globalisation and the unlimited power of the corporations is eventually going to mean that these inbred entities are not going to be allowed that unlimited power for much longer.

    Join the revolution.... you KNOW it makes sense ! cheers


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 12:07 pm

    Yawn.....join the revolution.....Socialists have been saying that since the French revolution but everywhere it has happened it has been a disaster.

    I prefer good old capitalism - at least it puts food on the table, gives us transport and warmth.

    Why can't we emulate Hong Kong or Singapore?

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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 12:43 pm

    I think that the main problem here is that too many people connect themselves with their Capitalist masters for them to get fair treatment from these "masters".

    There was great reason for civil war and revolution in Russia and France and South America and even in North America as the people there eventually became sick of being abused by the ones in power and they took that power away from them via popular revolution.

    These revolutions cannot be ignored as they DID have a solid basis for their creation.

    So long as the people at the top have all of the power and seventy-percent of the wealth we are going to see the folks on the ground fomenting unrest and on occasion either taking to the streets in peaceful-protest or even taking up arms and bringing down these top-echelons with violence. I DO NOT advocate this, but eventually "the worm does turn" and how it develops is open to just how badly these people feel they have been abused.

    Ed Miliband regularly talks about a new "fairness" in government but even us in the "Bring Back Labour" campaign worry that he does not have the courage or vision to actually do this properly.


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Tue 06 Nov 2012, 8:55 pm

    Much mirth in the corridors of power as Francoise Hollande, Frances president finally realises that the economics of Socialism do not add up when performing his first U-turn ditching a core element of his Socialist platform

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9659504/Francois-Hollande-lurches-Right-in-historic-U-Turn-to-save-French-economy.html

    Thank heavens for the coalition is all I can say - we need austerity, not more tax and spend.

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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Wed 07 Nov 2012, 10:25 am

    As you well know Hollande is caught between a rock and a hard place here - just as Obama across the pond has been in his first term, and often difficult compromises have to be made in order to keep moving forward.

    Oh and BTW.... wasn't it great to see President Obama defeating Republican Romney and getting another chance to force through his "Socialist" ( or as near as you can get in America to Socialism), agenda ?

    Read about this historic occasion HERE in the Torygraph. Twisted Evil


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Wed 07 Nov 2012, 10:58 am

    I am not interested in US politics really. Perhaps Tuppence may shed more light on the process but as far as I could see it was a foregone conclusion. His success hinged on a few 'swing states' - hardly a democratic (small D) process at all.

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    Post by papa_umau on Wed 07 Nov 2012, 11:06 am

    You are obviously and typically "not interested" when your values are crushed and thrown out of the window by the enlightened peoples of the world.


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Wed 07 Nov 2012, 12:23 pm

    You've totally lost me. I have no connection with the US - family or friends. I work in the UK and my business dealings has been with European companies for 20+ years. European elections are more relevant to me though as you will be aware are less newsworthy. The USA is technologically well behind the rest of the world except in a few fields so I don't need to know what is going on there. What values are you talking about? Who is enlightened? The Americans or the Europeans?

    Sorry but you have confused me.

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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Parliament.... on Wed 07 Nov 2012, 1:07 pm

    papa_umau wrote:I think that the main problem here is that too many people connect themselves with their Capitalist masters for them to get fair treatment from these "masters".

    There was great reason for civil war and revolution in Russia and France and South America and even in North America as the people there eventually became sick of being abused by the ones in power and they took that power away from them via popular revolution.

    These revolutions cannot be ignored as they DID have a solid basis for their creation.

    So long as the people at the top have all of the power and seventy-percent of the wealth we are going to see the folks on the ground fomenting unrest and on occasion either taking to the streets in peaceful-protest or even taking up arms and bringing down these top-echelons with violence. I DO NOT advocate this, but eventually "the worm does turn" and how it develops is open to just how badly these people feel they have been abused.

    Ed Miliband regularly talks about a new "fairness" in government but even us in the "Bring Back Labour" campaign worry that he does not have the courage or vision to actually do this properly.

    """"""Ed Miliband regularly talks about a new "fairness" in government but even us in the "Bring Back Labour" campaign worry that he does not have the courage or vision to actually do this properly"""

    You've changed your tune here, havent you Papa ?
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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 11:41 am

    Not one bit Ivanhoe !

    I, like you, support Ed Miliband and his vision for a re-branded Labour Party and government but I am still a bit nervous about what all of his policies might be when he eventually lays down his manifesto.

    I am sure that all of us WILL eventually be elucidated about these points when the time comes but until then our Ed will still be somewhat of an unknown quantity.


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 11:51 am

    Clapco wrote:You've totally lost me. I have no connection with the US - family or friends. I work in the UK and my business dealings has been with European companies for 20+ years. European elections are more relevant to me though as you will be aware are less newsworthy. The USA is technologically well behind the rest of the world except in a few fields so I don't need to know what is going on there. What values are you talking about? Who is enlightened? The Americans or the Europeans?

    Sorry but you have confused me.

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    While I am sure that you are uninterested in what is going on politically in America I have to inform you that what happens in America usually effects us shortly afterwards. The saying goes:"When America sneezes the world catches a cold" and you would do well to remember that.

    It is wonderful that President Obama was brought back for a further four-year term but be certain-sure that he did win that election and Romney - who will again slide back into insignificance - DID LOSE that election.

    For your edification and maybe even for your interest I have to inform you that not only did Obama win all of the electoral college votes that he needed to get a new term of office, but he also won the popular vote too.


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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by Guest on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 12:28 pm

    The electoral college guarantees a fair result?

    Yeah right.

    Guarantees poor turnout more like....

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    Re: French Socialists set for absolute majority !

    Post by papa_umau on Thu 08 Nov 2012, 12:46 pm

    I didn't say that !

    Read my piece again and understand it better this time.


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