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With Macron wearing the colours of the Centre-Left

Will you people STOP THAT please?

OK he was minister of Hollande, but Hollande is a f*king dingbat. He pretended he was neither left nor right, but both at the same time, and it took possibly three months after his election to demonstrate how false that was.

Nobody in France, nobody would dream of describing him as "centre-left".

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

by eurogreen on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 10:07:30 AM EST
Even the worst lickspittle hacks only manage "centrist".

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 11:05:14 AM EST
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OK... so maybe I'm wrong? Whaddya reckon?

"Emmanuel Macron a donné son feu vert, ça va se faire rapidement": ce député LaREM est formel. A l'issue des élections européennes, la gauche "Macron compatible" va se structurer. Sous la houlette du ministre des Affaires étrangères Jean-Yves le Drian et de Didier Guillaume, le ministre de l'Agriculture, un mouvement de gauche allié à LaREM, inspiré de la formation "Agir" à droite, va se lancer.

A bunch of has-beens and never-wases, current or former right-wing members of the Socialist Party (think Manuel Valls, who has, thankfully, re-emigrated when it transpired that Macron wouldn't touch him with a bargepole) want to form a "Macron-compatible" vehicle on the "left", because they believe there is 15% of the electorate which is theirs for the taking.

The article makes an analogy with the Macron-compatible grouping on the right, "Agir", but that doesn't work... The bulk of "Républicains" are filled with admiration and/or envy of Macron who has shoved through reforms that they haven't dared to try in the last couple of decades. Les Républicains are now reduced to a rump polling 14%, of racists and authoritarians.


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

by eurogreen on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 02:04:48 PM EST
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Even more lickspittle hacks will be able to describe Macron as a centrist. He'll have a vehicle on his left and a vehicle on his right, so he'll be in the middle ergo a centrist.

Otherwise, as we all know, Macron is neither on the left nor on the... left.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri May 24th, 2019 at 02:49:55 PM EST
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