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Everything posted by NormanH

  1. I remember him in Cinema Paradiso with Philippe Noiret, another of my favourite French actors, now passed away.
  2. LeMonde has a good page where one can compare the policies of the two candidates in Sunday's second round of elections https://www.lemonde.fr/les-decodeurs/article/2022/04/11/election-presidentielle-2022-comparez-les-programmes-d-emmanuel-macron-et-de-marine-le-pen_6121622_4355770.html
  3. In Béziers yesterday. It's a Facebook link to a series of quite a few photographs which give a good idea of the event, but I don't know if people who don't use FB can see them... https://www.facebook.com/ville.debeziers/photos/pcb.5144051408966887/5144046235634071
  4. I was paricularly struck by the hats.....hardly anyone wears a "proper" hat these days...
  5. Some quotations in case the article is behind a paywall: "Le Pen has a fair chance of scooping up the neglected constituency of the old left, and that could swing the final outcome on April 24. Her economic agenda is a celebration of the welfare state and the French social model. She backed the protest of trade unions against the reform of the pension system in 2019, and again last year over the weakening of unemployment protection, describing President Macron’s policies as “shameful, economically stupid, inhumane, and unjust”. Her plan is a mix of Keynesian big spending and redistribution towards the working poor and young families, those suffering an erosion of real living standards long before commodity inflation hit them with a hammer blow. She has married left-wing economics with law-and-order nationalism to make a very potent political brew. " "Le Pen has been turning her party into a statist, anti-globalist, defender of the Modèle Français ever since taking charge in 2011" "Le Pen has not abandoned her right-wing policies on immigration, nor her defence of France’s cultural terroir. She remains a nationalist to the core, and an implacable foe of Jean Monnet’s European project. She will endeavour to undermine the primacy of EU law and the hegemony of the Commission from within. One might argue that her agenda smacks of national socialism, but there is no mileage in trying to evoke loose parallels with the 1930s. Le Pen is competing at the ballot box and under the rule of law. Nobody suggests that she plans a 1933 Enabling Act or a French police state once inside the Élysée Palace. Her ideological enemies are Anglo-Saxon globalist capitalism and the EU superstate in equal measure.
  6. Even the Telegraph sees MLP as a National Socialist! https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/04/10/marine-le-pens-national-socialism-potent-political-brew/
  7. I did it and came up with someone who won't win, but then I expected that. There was a similar one in LeFigaro but the questions were a little different.
  8. This was announced yesterday: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/maladie/coronavirus/vaccin/vaccins-contre-le-covid-19-olivier-veran-annonce-l-ouverture-de-la-deuxieme-dose-de-rappel-aux-personnes-agees-de-60-ans-et-plus_5067400.html
  9. Your posts serve no useful purpose except to perpetuate your delusions of the importance of Windbag Wheatley's unsubstantiated assertions. When useful information is needed a link to the relevant authority is useful; but when that is called for you fall back on uninformed ignorance.
  10. Don't expect Ken to read a link! He only wants to express his opinions...
  11. The devil may be in the detail Réserver les allocations aux Français et lutter contre la fraude La candidate souhaite que « toutes les allocations et primes de politique familiale » soient réservées exclusivement aux familles dont au moins l’un des deux parents est français
  12. But if she wins it will be with the support of Zemmour and his supporters, who will form part of her government. His campaign was there to draw the fire away from her, making her seen relatively only mildly fascist, but that would come roaring rabidly back were she to get in. Remember too that her 'programme' is populist in that it promises social benefits (which would ruin the economy) for nationals... a true Nationam Socialsm
  13. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/04/05/france-election-macron-le-pen-ukraine/
  14. Did you have that nice Auberge near Salars?
  15. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/04/05/who-marine-le-pen-what-policies-french-presidential-election/
  16. This might give an idea....I think much depends on where you are... https://licence4.shop/categorie-annonce/licence-4/
  17. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/04/05/macron-shock-would-throw-eu-markets-chaos/
  18. Possibly the fact that the old pink paper license was for life rather than being subject to a health check or a retest at 70 led to the problem?
  19. This thread is not about electric cars....
  20. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/04/04/war-bounce-set-propel-emmanuel-macron-second-term-despite-failed/
  21. I find it unbelievable from my experience of les Urgences that a child with a head injury 'drifting in and out of conciousness' would not have gone to the front of the queue, let alone wait 5 hours.
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