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    France ditches carbon tax as social protests mount

    Good to hear at least a few still have a backbone!


    President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday scrapped the country's proposed carbon tax and reshuffled his cabinet in populist tilt after suffering a crushing electoral defeat over the weekend, when his Gaulliste UMP party lost every region other than in its bastion of Alsace and the Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
    The vote saw a resurrection of both the Socialist Party and the far-Right National Front, showing how the delayed effects of rising unemployment can change the political landscape long after recession has passed. The jobless rate has risen to 10.1pc, up from 8.7pc a year ago. A quarter of those aged under 25 are out of work.

    France ditches carbon tax as social protests mount - Telegraph
    You bullied, you laughed, you lied, you lost!

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    Not too fond of the French but I admire the way the kick the fck out of the politicians showing whose in charge, Governments tend to forget they are servants of the people

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    Don't fuk about when it comes to strike action either.

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