Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just the beginning?

Huge crowds join French strikes

Huge crowds have taken to the streets in France to protest over the handling of the economic crisis, causing disruption to rail and air services.

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7 thoughts on “Just the beginning?

  • I think that the British model is being shown up to be an apethetic sheep, bleating “save us Gordon, save us from this terrible mess we’ve gotten ourselves into!” – We have a complete inability to hold anyone responsible for anything anymore. The trains don’t work “so what!”, our houses cost twice as much as they do in France (the second most expensive place in Europe), “I don’t care”, our goverment is full of unelected ministers (including the prime minister), “I don’t do politics – now leave me alone so I can read my copy of Heat!”

    The british establishment has been dividing and ruling us for so long we no longer even realise that, as that ol’ witch from Grantham said “There is no society”.

    Remember, an Englishman’s home is as expensive as a castle !

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  • Put my name down, if you’ve got the organisational skills…..but don’t tell the SWP.

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  • 1. troy said…good post ~~~ from the Northumberland Coast

    sadly a non starter, just like Nemo’s submarine.

    clues like glues bind things together

    malct @ http://economicvoice.com/

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  • Watching this event on the news today (well non-event) but people are beginning to ask questions. As the middle classes become victims of this economic situation the questions become a little more serious and a lot more incisive. Doubt they’ll get the answers they seek. Doubt they’d do anything if they do. Doubt they’ll accept the truth….Too far down the road now,as described in shining wit’s first comment.
    ’tisn’t just in the UK though. This is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s Global as intended…….

    troy…….. Watched the Michel Chossudovsky video. Very good! How much is a tree house?

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  • You have to admire French solidarity,

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7858533.stm

    Imagine BP laying of loads of French Oil Refinery workers to employ cheaper German workers, there wouldn’t just be a national strike and a protest! The whole country would grind to a stand still and the riots would be huge.

    Seems us Brits are happy to accept market economics, even though we are burdened with higher taxes and cost of living, How exactly do those cheep Italian works afford to live here?

    And yet the French government still have the nerve to moan about the £ being to weak against the Euro!

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  • I admire the French for getting onto the streets and protesting. Their President has acknowledged them and said he’ll do something about it. Not so, the Brits. Mesmerised into apathy by celebrity culture and turned into helpless sheep that only care about the next ‘reality TV’ show. No amount of blatant corruption in Parliament, featherbedding bankers at public expense or growing authoritarianism of government with surveillance will wake them up from their apathy.

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  • watchingthewheels2 says:

    Don’t you just love the French,the last time we saw anything like this was in the days of Arthur Scargill and the Poll Tax riots.Vive le Revolution,”we’re sick of working for nothing,why don’t you give ’em what they really own”- John Lennon-Power to the People-released 1969.

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