Is France About To Dump Socialism On The Trash Heap Of History

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    Those who work there - from socialist porters to Right-wing suppliers of Paris's top kitchens - agree on one thing: France, for so long hampered by stifling employment laws and a groaning welfare system, needs to get back to work.

    "Socialism, well we've done that. We don't need more of the Left, we have all the social protection we need. If they win, it's the end of the road," said Thierry Dumesnil, 40, shifting huge wedges of brie and other cheeses for his wholesale employer. He intends to vote "without passion" for Nicolas Sarkozy, the Right-wing front runner.

    IF THEY WERE SMART, THEY WOULD.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/04/17/wfra17.xml
     
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    I agree 100%
     
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    Dump socialism? Only the bloody Telegraph would dream up shit like that. They've had a bloody conservative government for years and they're in the economic shit because of the dumbarse conservative regimes they've had.

    Up to them of course but if Sarkozy is president and there's another conservative government elected then you'll hear screams that even drown out the poor bloody geese that they stuff full of food for foie gras, the cruel bastards. Hang on.......:D
     
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    LOL, somebody actually thinks Mitterand and Chirac were 'bloody conservatives'? Maybe if "conservative" means Islamic rule...

    Sarkozy's favoured and even Royal knows this:

    From yet another "bloody conservative" site:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,,2064102,00.html

    Hmm, that's the way the democrat party does it here...left for the primary, right for the general election/runoff, Sarkozy has an eight-point lead for that right now, her time to close the gap is very short:

    http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/15509

    There's one debate, it ought to be a riot:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1695446.ece

    It's just so hard NOT to draw parallels between, say, France, and a "blue" American state. The French left sounds just like Al Gore did back in the day:

    http://www.physorg.com/news96567089.html

    They're not Diebold machines AFAIK, but even in France they CHEAT!!!

    France does seem to be turning rightward, it may be too late. Back in Maine:

    http://www.sunjournal.com/story/208385-3/LewistonAuburn/Hate_incident_in_city/

    And that sounds just like something you'd expect from a French middle school. Not too late here.
     
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    What did France used to be called?

    Germany, and then we saved them.
     
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    Well you fucked around at school didn't you. Nonsense of course.
     
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    France is going in the toilet and they deserve what they have today

    France has forgotten how the US saved their sorry asses in WWII - I have not
     
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    No, that would be Islamic rule. Here's someone that knows the difference between Mitterand and Chirac. Mitterand - socialist. Chirac - Gaullist (conservative). Both corrupt.


    No kidding! Did you just catch up with round one of the election?

    You do know the Guardian leans Left don't you?

    You do know that Sarkozy is in a different political party from Royal don't you?

    It's not hard to do so if you don't know what's happening in French politics. If you try to squeeze French politics - or the politics of any other country - into the familiar template of two-party US politics then of course you'll get confused.

    France has been on the right for a number of years.
     
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    Even when the government wanted people to work 40 hours per week and the "workers" rioted?

    It took only a week for the government to surrender to the rioters
     
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    Yes, after all it was the current government (Villepin - UMP - conservative party) that tried to bring it in.
     

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