THE VERY WEALTHIEST 1% WILL WALLOW IN MUCH INCREASED DISPOSABLE INCOME FROM WEALTH TAX ABOLITION. THEIR DISPOSABLE INCOME INCREASES BY SIX PER CENT Continue reading And this year’s lucky winners are … THE HYPER-RICH [and it’s true next year too]
The President’s ‘catastrophic and interminable Rentrée’ just goes on week after week and he’s ‘weaker than ever’ (Le Monde) Continue reading Crisis? What crisis?
There’d be a no-holds-barred reflection on how to tax inheritance, so as to fight against ‘increasing inequalities due to birth’. But it took just 72 hours for the Elysée to comment: oh no there won’t. ‘The President has formally excluded any change to inheritance rights during his term of office’. For any myopic who failed to see what was written clearly on the wall, the President was quoted as saying: ‘Stop messing with the pensioners … We’re not touching inheritance taxes as long as I’m here’. Continue reading Create a phrase using these words: Sinking/Leave/Ship/Rats?
You wait ages to see one of Macron’s long-forgotten ‘neo-social democratic’ initiatives. And then along come two and a half, with perhaps a hint of yet another. Continue reading Left hand down a bit (but not too much)
The personal is political … sometimes it’s even a bit fiscal The sudden resignation of environmental rock-star and TV pundit Nicolas Hulot – from his all-too-impotent role as France’s Environment Minister – was, said President Macron (in a largely unsuccessful attempt to downplay the significance of Hulot’s departure) a ‘personal decision’ which he ‘respected’. Less than a week later, but hours before the consequent reshuffle … Continue reading Micro-reshuffle. No-one hurt.
Is this the way a second term will be won? Continue reading Stuff happens (again and again and again)
Bliss was it in those moments to be alive. But. After the Lord Mayor’s Show, comes the shit-cart. Continue reading It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up
The Bosses’ Boss Unlike many countries, the person who heads up the largest employers’ federation is a near-national figure. The election of the person who is to lead the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) is followed closely by the heavyweight newspapers. MEDEF gets nearly a third of its €38 million budget from The State as payment for its participation, along with trade unions, in such activities … Continue reading Where’s that bucket and spade?
Jupiter has, from time to time, been much more down to earth (literally and metaphorically). The President’s choice of cruder language has been held to demonstrate his difficulties in communicating with working people. Continue reading Words, words, words
What’s their analysis for how France should remain France? No prizes. The predictable stuff that Any Hard Right Party would propose as it continues trying to win back those who wandered Further-Rightwards into the Front National.