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  1. You should know better than anybody ? I think he is doing an essential job in keeping a channel of communication open.
  2. Diplomacy is essential in conflicts and Macron continues to pursue that, rather like a negotiator in a hostage situation. Johnson's reputation as a serial liar means that unfortunately he has no International status.
  3. Britain’s emphasis on muscular deterrence has come at the expense of diplomacy. It has contributed almost nothing to peace-making efforts. When Liz Truss, the foreign secretary, met Lavrov in Moscow, their talks ended in an icy standoff. Johnson has gratuitously undermined Macron’s Moscow initiative while Ben Wallace, the UK defence secretary, spoke disparagingly of a “whiff of Munich”. Meanwhile, the government has yet to enforce effective measures to curb Russian money-laundering in London. All else aside, the Ukraine crisis has brutally underscored Britain’s diminished international influence abroad. Separated by choice from the EU, the UK is now viewed in Russia (and much of Europe) as little more than a cheerleader and errand boy for America. When Johnson asked Biden what else the UK could do in a phone call last week, the US president replied: “We’re not going anywhere without you, pal.” That summed up Britain’s war to date. The rule of thumb for post-Brexit foreign policy: ask pol
  4. Yes it will play in the UK as will ALL the wonderful offer of Arte pogrammes in English https://www.arte.tv/en/
  5. The after effects still cast a shadow over modern France, so this series is fascination viewing for those of us who live here: https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/095161-001-A/at-war-for-algeria/
  6. Liste des équipements et produits demandés (sous réserve d’évolution) : EN PRIORITÉ : aliments secs (pâtes, riz, vermicelles, etc.), boîtes de conserves, café, barres énergétiques, lait, lait infantile, produits d'hygiène, couches, couvertures/plaids, sacs de couchage, produits de santé, piles, lampes de poche, etc. MAIS AUSSI : Matelas (imperméables) Oreillers Tentes Lits de camp Réchauds Serviettes en microfibre Sets de vaisselle réutilisable Piles Lampes-torches Bougies Produits alimentaires : Barres énergétiques Fruits secs Conserves Pâtes Riz Vermicelles Céréales Boites de lait infantile Hygiène : Gel douche / savon Shampoing Dentifrice Brosses à dent Couches Serviettes hygiéniques Coton Serviettes en papier Papier hygiénique Santé : Antiseptique Alcool médical Masques réutilisables et jetables Gel hydroalcoolique
  7. https://www.blois.fr/sites/default/files/media/downloads/blois-risquesmajeurs-202101-dicrim.pdf
  8. https://www.ville-beziers.fr/a-la-une/une/operation-solidarite-ukraine-beziers
  9. That link should be https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Media/Securite-civile/Files/je-me-protege-en-famille
  10. OOOOPSSS I should have written Wednesday....??? In answer to the question of what to do: Comment réagir en cas d'alerte ? En cas d’alerte, vous devez adopter un comportement réflexe afin de vous mettre en sécurité et faciliter l’action des secours. Par défaut, rejoignez un bâtiment afin de vous protéger et vous informer sur la nature exacte de la crise. En fonction des situations, les autorités vous indiqueront la conduite à tenir : se protéger dans un bâtiment ou évacuer la zone dangereuse. Si les sirènes sonnent, 4 comportements réflexes de sauvegarde à adopter En situation de crise, les réseaux téléphoniques et/ou internet pourraient ne plus fonctionner. La diffusion hertzienne est celle qui a le plus de chance de résister. Les antennes de radio France sont les stations de référence pour obtenir des informations quant à la nature et l’évolution de la crise. Vous pourrez ainsi adapter votre comportement en conséquence. Si l’on vous demande de vous confiner: arrêtez la climatisation, le chauffage et la ventilation, bouchez les ouvertures (fentes, portes, aérations, cheminées…) afin de vous protéger d’une éventuelle pollution de l’atmosphère. ou, sur ordre des autorités, évacuer. Tenez-vous prêts à évacuer dans les plus brefs délais. Afin de vous préparer au mieux à une évacuation, la brochure « Je me protège en famille » aide à la constitution anticipée d’un kit d’urgence. Source https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Alerte/Alerte-ORSEC/Comment-reagir-au-signal-national-d-alerte AND file:///tmp/mozilla_bo0/PFMS_jeprotegemafamille.pdf
  11. These go off every first Monday of the month (here it is 12.15) so there is no need to panic if you hear one today..
  12. In the past Unicef have been very active in crises. In 2010 they were raising funds for Haiti after the earthquake and are now organising help for children in Ukraine https://www.unicef.fr/article/l-aide-humanitaire-d-urgence-de-l-unicef-pour-les-enfants-d-ukraine
  13. https://www.boursorama-banque.com/ offers much cheaper banking than most but is all online.
  14. There are a couple who might give you a useless OPINION, but those who might be able to help with facts and links to useful sites are no longer bothering to offer free advice, since they are derided on this Forum as Old age male Brits living in France who think they know everything....
  15. I received mine yesterday from Carsat (French pension)
  16. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/02/23/eric-zemmour-marine-le-pens-french-presidential-bids-jeopardy/
  17. You began your waffle with 'On the news this morning' ..The link I gave was the source of that news item as you would see if you managed to decypher it with some translation software. It is not "alternative views"; it is the detail.
  18. Perhaps in the same way that pompous opinionated windbags are too mentally lazy to bother to quote the correct sources for their ideas, or even to check the accuracy of what they claim to have read or heard?
  19. Anses actually said that only 5% tale enough exercise, and spend too long sitting down, which is not quite the same thing as saying they don't exercise. https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/manque-d’activité-physique-et-excès-de-sédentarité-une-priorité-de-santé-publique https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/NUT2017SA0064-b.pdf
  20. Usually the * refers to a more detailed definition lower down the page.
  21. And in LeFigaro https://www.lefigaro.fr/fig-data/sondages-programmes-candidats-discours-dates-deplacements-scrutin-20210906/ Showing opinion pôlls and various second round 'duels' between candates....
  22. And this site has been updated: https://www.ifrap.org/comparateurs/presidentielle-2022#c208 It gives an excellent basis for informed discussion.
  23. An up to date list of how many parrinages each candidate has so far. https://www.vie-publique.fr/en-bref/283576-presidentielle-2022-les-premiers-parrainages-valides?fbclid=IwAR0jY3WV47lCuEZa0GLuraZUB1ikWx0vopRl9vuG3MXCXYS5KXruDi0f8IA0 500 is the target to reach in order to be able to stand.
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