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    Paris Protests: Macron Ally Worries ‘Crisis’ Runs Deeper than Gas Prices

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    Allies of French president Emmanuel Macron say they have yet to grasp why protesters are “seething anger” over the government’s plans to hike gas prices, while one lawmaker worries the “crisis” runs deeper than the cost of fuel.

    Anti-government protesters clashed with French police on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday, leaving the area cloaked in tear gas and smoke from fires on a fresh day of demonstrations against Macron. Demonstrators wearing the yellow, high-visibility vests that symbolize their movement threw projectiles at police, preventing them from moving along the famed shopping avenue, which was decked out in twinkling Christmas lights.
    “They’re expressing a seething anger, which we know about,” parliamentary deputy and Macron ally Thomas Mesnier said, as quoted by the New York Times. “People are waiting for results, and they are waiting for their daily lives to improve.”
    Nicolas Démoulin, another ally of the embattled president, called the “Yellow Jacket” protests “a movement without precedent,” adding that lawmakers “don’t have a good diagnosis of it.”
    “We’ve got to go to these citizens who feel they are completely shut out of politics,” he added.
    Benjamin Griveaux, described as one of Marcon’s closest allies, said in a Friday interview with French television that the “the crisis is deeper than just over the price of gas,” — however — “one must never set the environmental fight up against social justice.”

    Police arrested 130 people, 69 of those in Paris, and 24 people were injured – five of them police officers, including one who suffered burns to his groin, the city police department and Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said. The interior ministry counted 106,000 protesters across France on Saturday, with 8,000 in Paris, of whom around 5,000 were on the Champs-Elysees.

    Revolts against taxes have been a feature of French public life for centuries. Citizens still pay some of the highest taxes in Europe as a percentage of GDP, and fuel-price protests are a common modern occurrence.
    Previous rounds pitting the government against drivers took place in 1995, 2000, 2004, and 2008 – often when tax increases coincided with high oil prices — as they have this year.
    A poll by the Odoxa research group for Le Figaro newspaper this week found that 77 percent of respondents described it as “justified.”
    The Agence France-Presse contributed to this report.


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    Dumb Dumb France voted for Globalist Macaroni when they should have voted for Nationalist Marine LePen ... they voted for Turd Leadership; they got Turd Leadership
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    European Gas Stations Out Of Diesel: French Refinery Strike Deepens Crisis



    Diesel is in short supply in Europe. The situation is about to worsen as the biggest French refinery is shutting down...

    Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:25
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    Diesel is in short supply
    in Europe. The situation is about to worsen as the biggest French refinery is shutting down.
    Bloomberg reports Europe's Diesel Woes Deepen as Strike Halts French Oil Refinery.
    Total SA, France’s biggest refiner, is in the process of shutting its largest plant in the country, the 247,000-barrel-a-day Gonfreville facility in Normandy, due to a labor dispute, a spokeswoman for the company said on Tuesday. A few hundred miles away, in the Netherlands, retail fuel stations are running out of supplies because of shipping constraints on the Rhine, according to Royal Dutch Shell Plc.
    Shell said Nov. 20 that it cut production at its Rheinland refining site, the biggest complex of its kind in Germany, due to low water levels on the Rhine. In a tweet on Tuesday, the company said that it was temporarily unable to supply some unmanned fuel stations in the Netherlands.
    Gas stations in Germany had already been running dry due to the situation on the Rhine, a major petroleum product transportation corridor that runs northwest from the Swiss Alps all the way to the Netherlands. Switzerland released emergency fuel stockpiles because of the situation on the river.
    The premium per barrel of diesel over Brent crude - another indicator of market strength - was at $15.96 on Tuesday, the highest for the time of year in six years.


    Diesel Price Poised to Soar

    This shutdown cannot possibly come at a worse time for French President Emmanuel Macron.
    Macron is already reeling over a protest of his diesel tax.
    Diesel Tax Turns Violent


    People from across France went to Paris to let the president know how they feel about the taxes in general and the tax on diesel. The [Diesel Tax Protests](Diesel Protests in France Turn Violent) then turned violent.
    Expect more reactions when the price skyrockets.
    Macron Proposes Shutting Down Nuclear Power

    In another poorly-timed announcement, France president Emmanuel Macron unveils plan to reduce reliance on nuclear energy.
    Amid daily protests about high energy prices, Mr Macron said Francewill shut down 14 nuclear reactors by 2035.
    France depends more on nuclear energy than any other country, getting about three-quarters of its electricity from its 19 nuclear plants.
    The French leader promised to develop renewable energy instead, saying his priority is weaning France's economy from fuel that contributes to global warming.
    Say What?

    Excuse me for pointing out that nuclear energy does not add to greenhouse gasses, not that this whole global warming scare makes much sense in the first place.
    Macron's Latest Brainchild

    Mr Macron also said the government will find a way to delay tax increases on fuel during periods when world oil prices are rising.
    Excuse me for pointing out that the diesel protest came when oil prices were falling.
    In an attempt to calm the protesters, Mr Macron proposed a three-month consultation with associations and activist groups, including the so-called "yellow jackets" who have led the recent protests, about how best to handle the rising energy costs.
    Yeah right. That's sure to work.
    Floating in Outer Space

    Courtesy of the New York Times, here's the comment of the day:
    He seems to be deaf,” said Fabrice Schlegel, who has helped lead some of the citizen protests that have convulsed France in recent weeks.
    ‘‘He’s talking to us about the ‘ecological transition.’ This is a politician who is floating in outer space.”
    Macron's Foot in Mouth Disease


    Macron's diesel and nuclear gaffes are on top of his threat to Keep EU in Perpetual "Temporary" Customs Union Backstop.
    Actually, I am happy for Macron for those custom union threats.
    Hopefully it will wake up the UK parliament enough to vote down this pathetic deal that Theresa May is attempting to cram down the UK's throat.


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    Varney on riots in France

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    "There's a warning for America here. Democrats want to make us more like Europe. What a dismal prospect. Why on Earth would we want to go down an unsustainable road?... European socialism is not sustainable." —Varney & Co.

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    BREAKING: Yellow Vest protests spread to Brussels as working class Europeans rise up

    By Voice of Europe 30 November 2018



    Protests in Brussels of yellow vest protesters are getting out of hand as police cars and streets are ravaged by angry working class Europeans.
    Pieterjan Huyghebaert (VRT NWS) @pjhuyghebaert

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    According to Belgian newspaper HLN, police try to control a group of rioters in Brussels near “Kunst-Wet”. Tear gass and water cannons are used on them.

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    Images from Brussels show that several police vehicles are on fire and that some streets are filled with groups of yellow vest protesters.

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    Some groups have even reached the Prime Minister’s house which resulted in clashes between the riot police and yellow vests.
    The protests have spread from France into Belgium a week ago and are growing quickly. Last week the target of the protests against fuel prices and tax included the big Total petrochemicals plant at Feluy in Wallonia, Belgium.
    In France, Macron’s suggestions to stop the protests were rejected and the Yellow Vest leaders have called for new protests on Saturday.
    “People feel like their opinion doesn’t count, that’s the message that’s being sent,” Priscilla Ludosky, one of two Yellow Vest representatives who met with Ecology Minister François de Rugy on Tuesday.
    Whilst Macron is losing support rapidly, the Yellow Vests are increasing in public support. OpinionWay published a report on Wednesday that 66 per cent back the protests with 78 per cent saying Macron’s proposals were ‘insufficient’.

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    Yellow Vest protests spread to the Netherlands: Protests announced in at least two cities

    By Voice of Europe 30 November 2018



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    The yellow vest movement is spreading through Europe. The mostly working class protesters from France, have already seen their protests spread to Belgium’s Flanders and Wallonia.
    But now the Dutch have announced protests and people will hit the streets in the city’s of Nijmegen and Den Haag (The Hague), the Post Online reports.
    It’s not clear how big the protests will be as in Nijmegen 23 people are said to have joined the movement. Its organiser Danny Cornelissen expects around one hundred people and registered a demonstration at the municipality.
    For The Hague, the city of the Dutch Parliament, it’s probably a different story. Their Facebook account has seen a massive growth in just a few days.
    Its members want the referendum back and are against the UN Migration Pact. They also want lower taxes and more subsidised housing.
    The yellow vests in the Netherlands also protest against higher price rates and increasing poverty and see the protests as a way to “show society that the working class have trouble to pay their bills”, the groups say on Facebook.
    In The Hague, between 1,000 and 5,000 protesters are expected, according to organiser Jody Proef. The marches in Nijmegen and The Hague will start at 11 am.
    On Friday protests in Brussels got completely out of hand as several police vehicles were set alight and streets were ransacked.
    In Paris there will be another series of protests on Saturday as President Macron has lost control and the pressure on him increases.



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    Voice of Europe

    BREAKING: Serious situation in Paris as anti-Macron protests continue.

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    Voice of Europe

    Yellow vest movement spreads to the Netherlands. This is the third country in two weeks!

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    Voice of Europe

    Macron is a disaster: Approval rating drops to new low of 23%

    By Laura Cat 1 December 2018



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    President Emanuel Macron seems to be taking the lead balloon approach to popularity. His approval rating has been in free-fall and has dropped another (-3) to a shockingly new low of 23 per cent in Viavoice’s 29 November poll.
    In fact, as a favour to Mr. Macron, I will share the only number of his that is on the incline, his DISAPPROVAL rating is skyrocketing to 69 per cent!
    Perhaps 2019 will be a better year for the floundering and beleaguered French President. With the Yellow Vest movement in full swing, in fact, inspiring similar movements in other European countries, one has to wonder what it is that Macron is not seeing.
    The only numbers increasing are Yellow Vest numbers, working-class protesters fighting back against the elites in government, the movement originating in France protesting Macron’s rise in fuel tax and calling for his resignation, but swiftly spreading to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
    Perhaps it wasn’t his best decision to, at the centennial Remembrance Day celebration – the day to remember those who lay down their lives for their nation, the ultimate nationalists – to state that ‘nationalism’ is treason.

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    President Macron Approval Rating

    Approve: 23% (-3)
    Disapprove: 69% (+4)

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    Perhaps 2019 will be a better year for the floundering and beleaguered French President. With the Yellow Vest movement in full swing, in fact, inspiring similar movements in other European countries, one has to wonder what it is that Macron is not seeing.
    The only numbers increasing are Yellow Vest numbers, working-class protesters fighting back against the elites in government, the movement originating in France protesting Macron’s rise in fuel tax and calling for his resignation, but swiftly spreading to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
    Perhaps it wasn’t his best decision to, at the centennial Remembrance Day celebration – the day to remember those who lay down their lives for their nation, the ultimate nationalists – to state that ‘nationalism’ is treason.



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