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  1. In the second round I had the choice between the Maire's wife who was the sitting RN Deputé, the official replacement RN candidate ( as MLP didn't think that the Maire's wife was extreme enough) or LFI. Not one 'moderate' candidate was in the running.

    In the end the official RN got in with 41% in front of the Maire's wife, which means that a total of 71% of those who voted had chosen the RN..

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  2. Voici la liste des ALD fixée par décret (ALD 30) (1) :

     

  3. On 30/06/2024 at 09:12, Noisette said:

    Well in my part of Real France views are polarised. On the one hand you've got the rag-bag of 'French'...nearly all 2nd or 3rd generation descendants of Spanish and Italian immigrants, who vote RN as a matter of principle. Then there are the 'stupid' Brits who are vociferously horrified by the apparent  popularity of the extreme right but mostly can't vote here anyway.

    Should you care to acquire some facts, towns like Tonneins, Agen and Marmande  have quite high proportions of, respectively, N. Africans and Portugese (tabac and building industries), N. Africans (agriculture) and in Marmande I'm not sure what they do but there are a lot of them.

    Just as in UK 30 years ago, the latest addition to the mix are Eastern europeans.

    Quite what all that has to do with French nationality escapes me, but at least you got a response to the wind-up 😂

    Nice to read some facts. Here in Béziers you could add Turkish and Middle eastern to the list but it makes an uneasy mix with  the large 'pied noir' contingent, one of whom is the Maire.

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  4. On 30/06/2024 at 21:24, Harnser said:

    "national priority in certain areas, in particular for access to employment and housing"

    Presumably you are not aware that in the UK, employers and landlords are compelled by law to investigate the immigration status of prospective employees and tenants? 

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/landlords-guide-to-right-to-rent-checks/landlords-guide-to-right-to-rent-checks-21-june-2024-accessible

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a7b94a8e5274a7318b8f97c/summary-guidance.pdf

     

    I am referring to France. What may or may not be the  case in the UK is not relevant

  5. I don't see any distiction being made here between 'nice' EXPATS (spit) and nasty immigrants..

     

    En 2024, la « préférence nationale », théorisée par les fascistes dans les années 1980, reste plus que jamais l’élément central du programme du RN. « C’est la raison d’être de ce parti, s’il abandonne ça, il n’est plus rien », résume Jean-Yves Camus, politologue spécialiste de l’extrême droite.

    D’après son programme présidentiel, Marine Le Pen souhaite ainsi introduire dans la Constitution « la priorité nationale dans certains domaines, notamment pour l’accès à l’emploi et au logement » en y ajoutant « l’institution de sanctions pénales ou administratives ». Un employeur, un propriétaire et un bailleur social seraient donc contraints de choisir le dossier d’un Français, sous peine de sanctions. Une menace couplée à d’autres mesures, dont le durcissement des conditions d’accès à la nationalité française et « l’expulsion des étrangers sans emploi depuis un an », pour vider la France de ses immigrés.

    Des arguments qui n’ont aucune valeur économique

    Concernant le logement social, Marine Le Pen a même sous-entendu qu’il fallait expulser les familles étrangères, en émettant le vœu, en 2022, de « remettre sur le marché les 620 000 logements sociaux occupés par des étrangers 

  6. En 2024, la « préférence nationale », théorisée par les fascistes dans les années 1980, reste plus que jamais l’élément central du programme du RN. « C’est la raison d’être de ce parti, s’il abandonne ça, il n’est plus rien », résume Jean-Yves Camus, politologue spécialiste de l’extrême droite.

    D’après son programme présidentiel, Marine Le Pen souhaite ainsi introduire dans la Constitution « la priorité nationale dans certains domaines, notamment pour l’accès à l’emploi et au logement » en y ajoutant « l’institution de sanctions pénales ou administratives ». Un employeur, un propriétaire et un bailleur social seraient donc contraints de choisir le dossier d’un Français, sous peine de sanctions. Une menace couplée à d’autres mesures, dont le durcissement des conditions d’accès à la nationalité française et « l’expulsion des étrangers sans emploi depuis un an », pour vider la France de ses immigrés.

    Des arguments qui n’ont aucune valeur économique

    Concernant le logement social, Marine Le Pen a même sous-entendu qu’il fallait expulser les familles étrangères, en émettant le vœu, en 2022, de « remettre sur le marché les 620 000 logements sociaux occupés par des étrangers 

  7. Des centaines de milliers de travailleurs potentiellement privés d’emplois

    Ce texte vise même à « interdire l’accès à des emplois dans l’administration, des entreprises publiques et des personnes morales chargées d’une mission de service public aux personnes qui possèdent la nationalité d’un autre État ». Cet extrait en dit long sur le projet du RN qui vise non seulement les étrangers, mais aussi les binationaux, soit 3,5 millions de personnes.

    L’extrême droite discrimine encore et toujours les citoyens selon leurs origines, ce qui finit toujours par se retourner contre tout le monde. « Les étrangers, et donc les binationaux, sont considérés comme déloyaux d’office, et à ce titre il faudrait leur interdire l’emploi public. Bon courage ! Que ce soit pour les médecins, les professeurs ou encore les éboueurs, l’emploi public repose en grande partie sur des travailleurs de nationalité étrangère ou de double nationalité », souligne Ian Brossat

  8. 6 hours ago, Lehaut said:

    I have the same potential question over my military pension, similarly taxed at source.  I have the P60 too.  Just to clarify, you declare the income before tax?  As far as I know there is no method to declare in France how much tax you have paid in the UK.

    In my   case I have a P60 issued by the Teacher's Pension Agency which shows both the  gross and net figures. If you have something similar from the Military Pension you could try that. I gave the gross figure on my original declaration

     

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  9. For the first time in 25 years I have been asked to prove that I have paid tax on my Teachers' pension.

    This is taxed at source in the UK  but taken into account for  the band in which my OAP (which IS taxable in France ) comes.

    Until now the Teachers' was simply entered on the 2047 and a carried across to 8TI on the 2042.

    I did the same this year and have had a phone call asking for proof that I have actually paid the tax, followed by a message in the secure messaging of les Impots asking the same thing. I have sent my p60  explaining that  that is what we receive as proof

  10. This is a shortened version of an excellent article by an Australian oncologist:

     

    For my patients, life continues to unfold in all its enormity and mundanity. Parking is hard to find, specialists even harder. Tracking appointments is a full-time job. Absorbing good news and swallowing bad news – and having the stomach for both at every visit – demands equanimity. Then, beyond the heavy logistics, there is the sheer emotional fatigue of carrying a diagnosis that everyone feels entitled to weigh in on.

     

    The initial shock of a cancer diagnosis takes the wind out of everyone’s sails. What will I do now? Did I ignore the signs? What does my future hold? It doesn’t help that the usual narrative about cancer takes two forms: miracles and disasters. Either people defy the statistics or face an abject death. Of course, the truth lies in between: many cancer experiences have been transformed through modern medicine, agile technology and compassionate palliation. But surrounded by well-wishers, my patients describe feeling alone in the moment of discovery; they know that the weightiest implications will be theirs to negotiate in the silences between the noise.


    Unlike any other illness I can think of, cancer is a communal diagnosis. The flipside of a flood of sympathy is a tsunami of advice. Try this; eat that; go here; look there


     

    Ironically, some of society’s sickest patients face the greatest pressure to make the well among us feel better. So, while their public-facing side valorises positivity and “beating” cancer, inside they are scared and unsettled, as anyone would be. Cancer is synonymous with uncertainty; true success involves treating the body and mind. I rue how little we do of the latter. Patients explain that the way to help is to neither demand optimism nor let them drown in pessimism. Like so much in life, our response to those who have cancer requires moderation

     

    Whether treated, cured, palliated or somewhere in between, everyone wants human connection. Even the grumpy patients who scold us to “let me be” and especially the proud ones who insist they are “just fine”. There is a distinction between needing space and being alone – no one who is alone is truly fine.

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  11. On 12/02/2024 at 12:15, DaveLister said:

    Not at all, it was a Wise account. I want to try out their debit card.

    Just realised that my title should have read 'At last a Brexit bonus'.

    Can't figure out a way to correct it so sorry folks for the typo.

    I have one of their cards which lets me have an account in Euros, Sterling or Dollars. It also has the very useful function  that you can create a virtual card, use it for a transaction, then immediately freeze or delete it. It's useful with any site that you are not 100% sure of..

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  12. More generally I sympathise with ANYONE who has a cancer diagnosis.

    To quote John Donne

    "If a clod be washed away by the sea,
    Europe is the less.
    As well as if a promontory were.

    Each man's death diminishes me,
    For I am involved in mankind" ..

    .and the same can be said of illnesses such as Cancer.

    Would that the same concern as is being expressed at the State of the King's health, were given to his subjects.

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