Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pepe Escobar — Neoliberal Banker Will Have Hard Time Ruling France


The ever well-informed Pepe Escobar brings up to date on France.
France is now viciously divided into five blocks – with very little uniting them: Macron’s En Marche! movement; Marine Le Pen’s National Front, which will be recomposed and expanded; Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Disobedient France, which is bound to lead a New Left; the shattered Republicans, or the traditional French Right, which badly needs a new leader after the François Fillon debacle; and the virtually destroyed Socialists post-Hollande....

4 comments:

Kaivey said...

Moon Jae-in: Some good news for once.

franco said...

Kaivey: Welcome back!

I want to agree but I don't know enough about his history or South Korean politics to say yet but the little I've read makes him seem very promising.

Re. Escobar's piece:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/may/08/protests-in-paris-a-day-after-macron-is-elected-french-president-video

The French are not stupid, and they are not apathetic as the British. This is far from over.

Bob said...

Sunshine in Korea, winter in France.
I suspect Macron will try to impose some "tough love".

Tom Hickey said...

I suspect Macron will try to impose some "tough love".

That's what he was groomed by the Establishment to do.