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MACRON SHOCK: French President Faces NO CONFIDENCE Vote TOMORROW – France in Chaos

The guillotine carried the name of ‘En Marche!’ – the party of under-fire President Emmanuel Macron.

  • MACRON SHOCK: French President Faces NO CONFIDENCE Vote TOMORROW – France in Chaos
    by REBECCA PERRING, https://www.express.co.uk/
    EMMANUEL Macron’s government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen riots across the country.

    Mr Macron’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. The disorder, which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he said were necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment. But Mr Macron was forced to climbdown from his fuel tax increases, which were part of his effort to combat climate change, wanting to persuade French drivers to exchange diesel-fuelled cars for less polluting models.

    However, they have since evolved into a bigger, general anti-Macron uprising, with many criticising the president for pursuing policies they claim favour the richest members of French society.

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December 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Europe Has A New Problem: Macron’s “Populism” To Blow Out French Budget Deficit Far Beyond Italy’s

  • Europe Has A New Problem: Macron’s “Populism” To Blow Out French Budget Deficit Far Beyond Italy’s
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    As if Brussels didn’t have its hands full already with Italy and the UK, the European Union will soon be forced to rationalize why one of its favorite core members is allowed to pursue populist measures to blow out its budget deficit to ease domestic unrest while another is threatened with fines potentially amounting to billions of euros.

    When blaming Russia failed to quell the widespread anger elicited by his policies, French President Emmanuel Macron tried to appease the increasingly violent “yellow vests” protesters who have sacked his capital city by offering massive tax cuts that could blow the French budget out beyond the 3% budget threshold outlined in the bloc’s fiscal rules.

    Given the concessions recently offered by Italy’s populists, Macron’s couldn’t have picked a worse time to challenge the bloc’s fiscal conventions. As Bloomberg pointed out, these rules will almost certainly set the Continent’s second largest economy on a collision course with Brussels. To be clear, Macron’s offered cuts come with a price tag of about €11 billion according to Les Echos, and will leave the country with a budget gap of 3.5% of GDP in 2019, with one government official said the deficit may be higher than 3.6%.

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GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)

  • GLOBALIST ARMY: Armored Vehicles with EU FLAG Storm Paris to Quash Protests (VIDEO)
    by Jim Hoft, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/
    Hundreds of protesters were arrested Saturday in Paris as thousands of “yellow vest” protesters took to the street for a fourth weekend of anti-tax protests.

    According to the BBC confrontations took place after 8,000 demonstrators gathered in the city centre. More than 500 1,000 people were taken into custody.

    The French authorities sent in EU armored vehicles! The Macron government sent in the EU armored vehicles to quash the anti-tax protesters! This was a stunning development for the EU — a globalist army!

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December 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | 1 Comment

France on COLLISION COURSE with EU: Macron Shameless Pay-Off to Rioters BREAKS EU Rules

Macron said he wanted to rule like a Roman god ‘Jupiter’, above the political fray.

  • France on COLLISION COURSE with EU: Macron Shameless Pay-Off to Rioters BREAKS EU Rules
    by CARLY READ, https://www.express.co.uk/
    EMMANUEL Macron was today shamelessly BUYING his way out of trouble caving in to rioters after weeks of blood and chaos on the streets of France, with a host of policy U-turns and a multi-billion euro package of ‘presidency-saving’ measures.

    But the massive hand out goes DIRECTLY against EU rules and his own insistence on national spending and fiscal prudence – and is set to see France joining Italy in defiance of it’s own EU spending laws. Macron had even dished out numerous lectures to Italy warning them to come to heel over EU spending rules or face the consequences. Now the hapless president looks set to join Italy deliberately falling foul of EU rules. The French President has been aggressively spearheading an EU-wide drive to slash the bloc’s eye-watering 145billion euro debt. But last night he offered his troubled nation astonishing concessions that will see him not only add to Brussels’ fiscal budget but also dangerously inflate Paris’ own budget to over 100 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

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The Growing War Between Globalism and Nationalism Is Being Fought On the Streets of Paris

  • The Growing War Between Globalism and Nationalism Is Being Fought On the Streets of Paris
    by Dave Hodges, https://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
    As we all know, President Trump ordered the American military to the border to oppose the dangerous and unlawful entry of unknown migrants into the United States. We know that a certain percentage of would-be border crashers are from such terrorist groups as MS-13, ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood. All three groups have indiscriminately murdered people from the West without provocation. All three groups have professed a desire to destroy the American government all people who reside in the country. We know that they use innocent women and children migrants to shield these cowardly thugs from the lawful retaliation of the Border Patrol and the American military.

    Stand Down Orders From the UN to President Trump to Open the Borders
    The UN Refugee Agency, has previously issued an order demanding that President Trump accept the caravans of refugees, In a previous interview with Voice of America, a representative from the UN Refugee Agency stated:

    Our position globally is that the individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence need to be given access to territory and protection including refugee status
    and determination procedure. And, if the people who are fleeing persecution and violence enter Mexico, they need to be provided access to the Mexican asylum system andthose entering the United States need to be provided access to the American asylum system

    Subsequently, 45 UN workers were placed on the ground with the group of Central Americans as the United Nations assisted foreigners in their violations of the American immigration laws. This was an egregious violation of US sovereignty by the UN.

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Will New Measures Announced by Macron Save His Presidency?

  • RT Published on Dec 11, 2018
    Political Science professor John Laughland on costs of Macron measures. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9k8a

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Students Take to the Streets of Paris to Protest Against New Education Fees

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EU Army Confirmed? Tanks Storming The Scene – Alex Jones

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Armoured Vehicles Bearing EU Flag STORM Paris in Sign European Army ALREADY Created

  • Armoured Vehicles Bearing EU Flag STORM Paris in Sign European Army ALREADY Created
    by Rachel O’Donoghue, https://www.dailystar.co.uk/
    ARMOURED vehicles bearing the European Union flag have stormed into Paris as protesters bring the city to a standstill.

    Riots have been raging across the city for the last few weeks as anger about the high cost of living and increased fuel taxes threaten to topple Emmanuel Macron’s Government. Shocking scenes today saw riot cops confronting the so-called Gilet Jaunes – after the high-vis yellow vests they have worn.

    But one particular video has caused a stir after it was posted on social media. It shows heavily armoured vehicles driving into the city as small fires – lit by furious protesters – rage around them. But rather than bearing the French Tricolore flag, the vehicles bore the distinct starred EU flag, which critics have said is a sign an EU Army is drawing closer to existence.

    Furious Twitter users have also said it is a sign the bloc, which the UK voted to leave in 2016, is prepared to crush any dissent in any of its member states. One person commented: “The Euro flag disturbs me on vehicles”. Another wrote: “With the European Union flag on!!!” And one outraged person shared a picture of President Macron alongside a quote attributed to him: “We need more Europe”.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/672561/EU-army-proof-troops-soldiers-Nato-Brussels-war-games-Salisbury-Plain

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3603996/EU-army-march-Britain-Secret-war-game-involving-2-000-troops-sparks-fears-UK-sucked-force-involving-member-states.html

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December 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Vest Protesters Erect a GUILLOTINE in Paris Bearing French President’s Political Party Name Amid Revolt that Has Forced Macron to Address the Furious Nation Monday Evening

The guillotine carried the name of ‘En Marche!’ – the party of under-fire President Emmanuel Macron.

  • Yellow Vest Protesters Erect a GUILLOTINE in Paris Bearing French President’s Political Party Name Amid Revolt that Has Forced Macron to Address the Furious Nation Monday Evening
    by GEORGE MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE and AFP, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
    * Yellow Vest protesters erected the guillotine bearing the slogan En Marche! in a threat to Emmanuel Macron
    * The move came after another weekend of rioting swept France, leaving dozens hurt and hundreds in custody
    * Macron, who has already made ‘humiliating’ concessions, is expected to go further in a TV address tonight

    Yellow Vest protesters in Paris erected a guillotine bearing the name of Emmanuel Macron’s political party in a direct threat to the under-fire French President. The move came as the country’s finance minister warned the violent protests sweeping the country are a ‘catastrophe’ for the nation’s economy.


    The demonstrators torched cars, vandalised and looted shops and restaurants, and hurled stones in a fourth weekend of protests in Paris. Riot police fought back with tear gas, water cannon and baton charges, leaving 71 people injured in the French capital.

    The shocking guillotine footage, which was filmed in an unknown location in France, emerged as Macron prepared to meet trade unionists and rival politicians before addressing the country at 8pm tonight.

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Macron Addresses ‘Yellow Vests’ Crisis (Full Statement)

  • RT Streamed live 5 hours ago
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement from Paris to address the ‘Yellow Vests’ movement crisis.

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December 11, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , | Leave a comment

‘Yellow Vest’ Violence Erupts Across Europe: Paris Riots Spread to Brussels and Amsterdam as 1,400 are Arrested, French Police Call Up 8,000 Reinforcements And Rioters Torch Everything in Their Path

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December 10, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , | Leave a comment

FREXIT? French Protesters Call for EU EXIT as Macron Fails to Control DEADLY Paris Riots

  • FREXIT? French Protesters Call for EU EXIT as Macron Fails to Control DEADLY Paris Riots
    by ALESSANDRA SCOTTO DI SANTOLO, https://www.express.co.uk/
    YELLOW vest protesters in Paris have been calling for France to leave the European Union as President Emmanuel Macron struggles to control the deadly riots currently shutting down the capital.

    The yellow vest protests in the French capital escalated on Saturday with protesters firing tear gas canisters against police officers and holding up banners calling for France to leave the European Union. More than 400 people have already been arrested with thousands of protesters breaking police barriers to inundate the streets of Paris. The so-called gilets jaunes have been protesting against French President ‘s policies for the fourth weekend in a row.

    8,000 officers and 12 armoured vehicles sent into Paris today as more than 1,000 people gathered in the city centre. Protesters met at the Champs-Elysées and marched to a police cordon before stopping.

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All Eyes on Macron After Fresh Yellow Vest Protests Hit Paris

  • Looks like Mr Jupiter is in deep shit. He needs to pull out several ‘rabbits’ from his own ass to save his neck. The smart move will be to turn 180 degrees and go with the people. Take advantage of the situation by blaming the EU for all France’s problems and possibly call for a re-constitution of the EU, possibly FREXIT and the end of the EU as it now is.
  • All Eyes on Macron After Fresh Yellow Vest Protests Hit Paris
    by https://www.france24.com/en/
    A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French Yellow Vest demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron.

    Protesters set fire to cars, burned barricades and smashed windows in pockets of violence across the city centre, clad in their emblematic luminous safety jackets, as armoured vehicles rolled through the streets.

    FRANCE 24’s Shona Bhattacharyya reports from the aftermath of the protest
    The embattled president – whose name rang out across the Champs-Élysées as protesters shouted “Macron, resign” – is expected to address the demonstrations in a much-anticipated speech on Monday. Clashes broke out in cities across France, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse, during a fourth weekend of nationwide protests against rising living costs and Macron in general.

    ‘Yellow vest’ protests also hit cities across France
    But it was Paris that again bore the brunt of the violence and destruction. “Dozens of shopkeepers have fallen victim to hooligans,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted. “Once again, this is deplorable.” Thick plumes of black smoke from fires rose high into the sky as police fired tear gas, while numerous shops and a Starbucks café were ransacked.

    “The weather is crap and so is this government,” a handful of protesters chanted (in French) as light rain began to fall. It turned to downpours by mid-evening, scattering many of the remaining demonstrators.

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Armored Vehicles in Central Paris as France Braces for Another Day of Protests

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