‘French govt. to suspend fuel tax hikes’ amid raging protests
… from Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: Macron powwows with the French political elite and wisely decides to back down from his horrible mistake of trying to impose a green tax on an economically struggling population.
The whole political establishment realized it was looking down a double-barrel revolution when mass protests with no real leadership behind them exploded onto French streets. The French elites will now back off and let the infighting between the various protesting segments implode upon itself.
This is the usual tactic used for generations of European elites who are quite savvy at avoiding the encouragement of lynch mobs camping out on their doorsteps. They will promise whatever is needed to back them off, and only deliver 10%, and let them fight over the scraps.
They will then infiltrate the various groups to try to get their leaderships under control, and yes, using government security organizations to do it under the umbrella of it being a “national security” threat.
The US military did this during the Vietnam War protests, having its agents, “go back to college” and join these groups to profile the leaders, all highly illegal; and to my knowledge no one was ever prosecuted for what were clearly illegal actions by our military.
Europe itself breathed a sigh of relief, as the protests had already begun to spread to Belgium. Now we will see if the protesters can get their act together politically.
And last, where was the National Front during all of this? Does it exist any more? And what an irony to have Macron caught lecturing the Saudi Crown Prince at the G-20 over “not listening”, and then bin Salam getting to see Macron’s feet put to the fire by protesters accusing his government of “not listening”. You just can’t make this stuff up… Jim W. Dean ]
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– First published … December 04, 2018 –
The French government has reportedly decided to suspend planned fuel tax hikes in a bid to end two weeks of violent protests in the country over the matter.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is preparing to announce the suspension, which will be accompanied by other government moves intended to calm the protesters, AFP reported on Tuesday, citing “government sources.”
According to the sources, President Emmanuel Macron decided to suspend the 2019 fuel tax increases late on Monday after his administration members spent the day negotiating with leaders from all political parties.
Philippe, the report added, will announce the fuel tax suspension later on Tuesday after holding talks with legislators in his Republic on the Move Party.
The French prime minister will not, however, meet with a delegation of the “yellow vests” out of “security” concerns, after several of them said they had received death threats by angry protesters challenging their claims of representing the grassroots movement, according to Philippe’s office.
The suspension of the fuel tax hike was among the key demands listed by the “yellow vest” leaders, in addition to a higher minimum wage and the restoration of a wealth tax on the rich, which was abolished last year.
The intense protest events, which degenerated into street clashes and vandalism throughout Paris over the weekend, broke out last month over the fuel taxes aimed at financing France’s anti-pollution measures.
The massive protests were initially triggered by the rising cost of fuel this year, and rapidly expanded into a wider revolt against government policies, which stands accused of pursuing policies that primarily impact low-income households in the European nation.
‘Income inequality getting worse across Europe’
A French professor of political economy, Jack Rasmus, told Press TV that income inequality is on the rise in France.
“Income inequality is getting worse, and Europe looks like it is heading to another recession,” Rasmus said. “Germany is already contracting.”
Pointing to a slowing economic growth across Europe, Rasmus said, “People haven’t recovered from the last crisis. They are getting squeezed. This is just not workers and collective bargaining, but small businesses.”
Many influential figures in France have reportedly been pressing Macron to alleviate the popular anger after witnessing the urban battles in the country’s capital on Saturday, when dozens of automobiles were burned and businesses attacked and looted.
The first “yellow vest” protest against the fuel tax hike was held on November 17. The protests in Paris turned particularly violent last weekend, with the Arc de Triomphe monument severely damaged and avenues off Paris’ Champs Elysees heavily vandalized.
New poll shows Macron’s popularity slumping
Meanwhile, a new survey showed the approval ratings of Macron and Philippe falling to a new low amid the protests.
The French president’s approval rating dropped to only 23 percent in the poll conducted late last week by Ifop-Fiducial, down six points compared to a similar poll last month.
The survey, which was published Tuesday by Paris Match magazine and Sud Radio, also showed Philippe’s rating declining by 10 points, standing at 26 percent.
Macron’s latest rating matches the low standing by his predecessor Francois Hollande in late 2013, according to Paris Match. Hollande at the time was considered to be the least popular French leader in the nation’s modern history.
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Listening to Jeff Renee yesterday, there was mention of the protesters voicing anger at the Bankers. Imagine that. Not a word from the MSM.
Those greens are really getting out of control. Many of them laugh at Soviets 5 years plans but they themselves are setting 50 years plans for carbon insanity. With what, solar panels and electric cars. They never mention how much Earth Surface must be dug to get minerals for one kilogram solar panel. How about minerals for 100kg battery for electric car, and only one billion of those are needed. That would be quite a pothole.
But luckily that climate problem has already been solved by italian Benito Mussolini. Fiat 500, 500 ccm diesel engine, 16hp, top speed 80km/h, fuel consumption 2litres/100km. Here:
The problem’s been for a long time to get Al Whores ass in the car to drive it to his favorite golf club and give the keys to a black servant to drive the car into parking lot. Why not.
French revolutionaries should have asked for assistance from recently arrived brown Frenchmen. They probably have much experience in rioting to tweak government.
What is the physics behind CO2 effecting global warming. Beside calling it a greenhouse gas, (which means nothing); explain the phisics of why 400 ppm of a gas is different from water vapor, Nitrogen, or even Oxygen in effecting climate. Real physics not inference or some fake bs study by some bought out researcher. Take away the tax and the CO2 concern goes away.
Without CO2 you can´t even breathe Oxygen and will asphyxiate
Harry, 2 atom gas molecules like O2 and N2 do not take part on radiation interchange, but 3 and more atomic gases like CO2, H2O and CH4 do take part, same as solids and liquids. Any planet or sun emits radiation, but energy intensity rises as surface temperature rises. Similary average wavelength shortens as temperature rises. Our Sun radiates at about 6000K temperature out to space and a little portion of that meets the Earth. Similary The Earth radiates out to space at temperature say 290K and when incoming and outgoing average radiation powers are equal the temperature of the Earth remains constant.
Greenhouse effect is that incoming high temperature radiation easily penetrates CO2 etc. layer all the way to the Earth ground, but outgoing low temperature radiation is highly absorbed by the layer, that is short wavelength visible light from the Sun penetrates and long wavelength infrared leaving is absorbed. Then incrasing the CO2 layer more energy comes in Earth than leaves and the temperature of the Eart ground will rise.
But that’s not that simple as greens claim. CH4 is the most effective greenhouse gas and 1000 years back, when there was not that much of forestry, trees decayed on the ground producing lots more of CH4. Mycelium is one that stores a lot of carbon. Greens are saying that forestry destroys it, but I’ve been collecting mushrooms in both forestry forest and in primeval forest with the same results.
Only suspended for 6 monthes ? Then they will implement it in double tax. Get rid of these traitors as fast as you can France.
The movement have an “inoffical” leader, a super globalist. This means, the top of the movement was preoccupied at the top from the beginning. In case, the “damage” would go out of proportion – it was, as always, provoked and done by hired dupes, working together with the head of the police.
Macron has a special guarde of rozghly 10000 “outsiders” at his hand, in case things get really out of control. Lower members of the French police already mentioned that in case of an intervention, done by this forces, the real “thing” would happen – with the police in its majority on the side of the people.
The last desthrowning of a bid auto mogul (of the French-Japan Renualt-Nissan connection) will also be the beginning of a step by step dethrowning of the formost French parts of the Rothschild Dynasty, doing their dirty business in Japan (including high up marriage s- as usual).
They loose more and more ground. For all of you, interested in more insights about coming events in Germany (and France), here is a profound tip: Look at what Mr. Schäuble is doing. He manages all coming changes from behind the scene and he is a pure satanist and globalist. The first assertion comes from the fact that he is the most influential current 31 degree mason in Germany and – as Merkel is – highly decorated by the Bnai’Brith (Germans don’t rise higher than that, you should know why).
In the States it is not gas prices but dual citizen whores in Congress who have allegiance to Israel. It is the outlaws in our military killing innocent citizens and children all over the world. It is the failure to bring the criminals in Israel to justice over 9/11/01. But most Americans are too preoccupied with getting the car washed or putting poison on the lawn to keep it green. At least the French still show some chutzpah.
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