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That's the thing. I think (actually I hope) that he may be at the end of his breakneck "reformist" period.

He's already done a lot of damage, dumbing down and mutilating everything that is different or better about France, in order that its unemployed may be competitive with those of Bulgaria...

No doubt he always knew he would hit a wall somewhere, that's why he's in such a hurry.

Significantly, Parliament stonewalled on his constitutional reform bill (which would give more power to the President and less to Parliament, hey hey) when the Benalla story broke. With a bit of luck, it will never get through.

Bearing in mind that he still has a big parliamentary majority... and that various of his MPs have expressed doubt or disgust at various measures but none have ever voted against him...
Now they are going to have to deal with the habitual situation of French governments : how to reform with public opinion against you? Surely they will put the brakes on?

But then again...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jul 24th, 2018 at 09:36:29 AM EST
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