December 14, 2018

French “gilets jaunes” won’t stop until Macron’s gone

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

President Emmanuel Macron has been forced to climb down on a few issues and has even made a couple of concessions to the Gilets Jaunes, but here’s the thing: They won’t back down.

There’s no way that the people will simply call an end to these protests, just because Macron said he might reduce one tax or two.

The people are angry. They have been forced to work for low wages, and while the poor are being taxed, the rich are getting tax cuts.

From my reporting over in Paris, I learned that the people simply won’t stop protesting until the President is gone.


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commented 2018-12-16 21:58:22 -0500
Glenn Craig….wow, that’s quite the number of demands on French Business. I do agree with the last demand:
“Real integration policy is implemented. Living in France means becoming French (French language course, French history course and civic education course with certification at the end of the course).”

Most Migrants coming here couldn’t point Canada out on a map!
commented 2018-12-16 20:06:32 -0500
Read this before you put on that yellow vest… is not simply a demand to end carbon tax….some of this I agree with….some I do not.

“The People’s directives” Demands made by the yellow vests in France.
The original source is in French but someone over at r/onguardforthee translated them into English. I thought you guys here would probably appreciate it.
End of the tax hike on fuel.
Promote the transport of goods by rail.
Tax on marine fuel oil and kerosene.
Monthly minimum wage at 1,300 euros net ($1947 CAD per month after taxes).
Indexing of all wages, pensions and allowances to inflation.
Nationalization of the fuel for home heating and electricity sectors.
More progressive income tax (more marginal tax brackets).
The end of the austerity.
No withholding tax.
Restoring the taxes for the ultra-wealthy.
Same social security system for all workers, including the self-employed.
The pension system must remain in solidarity and therefore socialized.
No retirement pension below 1,200 euros ($1797/month CAD).
Increase of disability allowances.
Retirement at age 60, and a right to early retirement at 55 for workers who have worked a hard manual labour job.
Continuation of the Pajemploi help system until the child is 10 years old.
End of outsourcing of work for French corporations.
Limit the number of fixed-term contracts for large companies, replaced with more full time employment.
Maximum salary fixed at 15,000 euros [monthly] ($22469/month, or maximum annual salary of ~$270,000).
Jobs for the unemployed.
Any elected representative will be entitled to the median national salary.
The popular referendum must enter into the Constitution. Creating a readable and effective site, supervised by an independent control body where people can make a proposal for a law. If this bill obtains 700,000 signatures then this bill will have to be discussed, completed and amended by the National Assembly, which will have the obligation, one year to the day after obtaining the 700,000 signatures, to submit it to the vote of all French.
Return to a seven-year term for the President of the Republic.
End of presidential allowances for life.
Proportional voting system.
Elimination of of the Senate.
Accounting of the protest/blank/none of the above ballots.
Promote small businesses in villages and town centers. Stop the construction of large commercial areas around the big cities that kill the small business. More free parking in city centers.
No further privatization of French infrastructure.
Improved funding for the justice system, the police, the gendarmerie and the army.
All the money earned by highway tolls will be used for the maintenance of motorways and roads in France and road safety.
Immediate closure of private trains, post offices, schools and maternity homes.
Maximum 25 students per class for all ages.
Large corporations (McDonald’s, Google, Amazon, Carrefour …) pay big [taxes], small businesses (artisans, SMEs) pay small [taxes].
Protect the French industry to prohibit outsourcing.
End of the business tax credit. Use this money for the launch of a French hydrogen car industry.
Eliminate credit card fees for merchants.
Lower employers’ charges.
Continue exemption of farm diesel.
Improve the lives of the elderly, by banning exploitation and making money off the elderly.
Substantial boosts in mental health fund.
Prohibition of glyphosate.
Immediate end to temporary foreign worker programs.
Plan for improving insulation of housing (help the environment by helping the household).
Rent control. More low-rent housing (especially for students and precarious workers).
Treat the root causes of forced migration.
Fair treatment of asylum seekers . We owe them housing, security, food and education. Work with the UN to have host camps open in many countries around the world, pending the outcome of the asylum application.
Return of unsuccessful asylum seekers to their country of origin.
Real integration policy is implemented. Living in France means becoming French (French language course, French history course and civic education course with certification at the end of the course).
commented 2018-12-16 19:07:46 -0500




commented 2018-12-16 12:07:38 -0500
I don’t believe that the UK has to worry about 3rd World Economic Migrants trampling their shores as Trudeau’s offer of $50,000 per family, $25,000 per single person, will be acceptable to these lifetime Welfare Recipients.

That is only the basic payment, then there the other perks such as Medical. Dental and rental credits, that Canadians don’t receive.
The Pope just announced his blessings for this Global Migration Pact.
commented 2018-12-16 11:03:11 -0500
If the hooligans doff their football colours and don the Yellow Vests, May is in deep trouble. For the hooligans, street demonstrations are a sport.
In other news, Sajid Javid says immigration to the UK will be cut by 80% after Brexit.
So why did the UK sign on to the UN Migration Compact? Oh I get it, fewer migrants from Europe but more from everywhere else.
commented 2018-12-16 01:06:21 -0500
commented 2018-12-15 21:20:36 -0500
ROBERT MCCLELLAND….Your right on, the answer for all Britain’s problems is their secret weapon “The Soccer Hooligans”
The Police are scared of them, the Muslim’s in their no-go zones are quiet when those guys march. They only have to put some fear in their Politicians.
commented 2018-12-15 19:00:58 -0500
If the UK Brexits and dumps EU rules and regulations what is Brussels gonna do about it?
Write Her Majesty a letter telling her how angry they are?
Maybe they could send an armada of bureaucrats across the channel, armed with reams of paperwork aboard their trusty desks? The soccer hooligans would then fight them on the beaches, on the landing grounds, in the fields and in the hills. My money is on the soccer hooligans.
commented 2018-12-15 18:06:01 -0500
ROBERT MCCLELLAND commented 9 hours ago.
Ron, I think a hard Brexit would be a darn good start to making Britain…….

Robert, sad to say but the law in Britain is made in Brussels. British law has long been gone. Tommy Robinson was sent to jail because of laws made in the EU.
commented 2018-12-15 15:59:01 -0500
The two Uber – Cuck twins Macron and Mohammad Trudeau should be facing the fate , the guillotine for treason
commented 2018-12-15 10:29:46 -0500
commented 2018-12-15 10:28:44 -0500
commented 2018-12-15 08:34:46 -0500
Ron, I think a hard Brexit would be a darn good start to making Britain great again. It needs to re-establish it’s sovereignty in order to deal with far left’s assault on the British common law.
commented 2018-12-15 00:32:26 -0500
Trudeau you are next you clown!!!
commented 2018-12-15 00:07:39 -0500
So now he’s trying to play Santa Claus.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
commented 2018-12-14 20:02:24 -0500
Robert McClelland said, "The UK should stand firm and go for a hard Brexit, do a deal with Trump and then watch the continental Europeans come to terms with Great Britain. "

Robert, the UK has many more survival problems than just getting a hard Brexit, 10 people a day get arrested for Thought Crimes, as they have 900 special Police Monitoring the Internet, while Murderers get away.
Much like Canada, both the Ruling Party and the Opposition are useless and the other parties only received 9% of the vote, between 4 of them.

Like Canada I don’t see much hope in the near future unless their is action from the street.

commented 2018-12-14 19:26:31 -0500
Rise up Yellow Jackets this our time to make it count,let’s give em a show of force!!!!
commented 2018-12-14 19:19:54 -0500
You can purchase your own Yellow Jacket from the Rebel. Check Ezra’s recent post, for the link.
Yellow Jacket in the UK refers to a very large and aggressive Wasp that will attack you for the slightest reason, a swarm of them will kill a person.
commented 2018-12-14 19:10:00 -0500
The UN wants oil to eventually have a carbon tax of $49/gallon. Whatever the UN wants, idiot Baby Doc Trudeau goes along with. We are so screwed.

Dumber than a rock Trudeau does not listen to the people. He makes certain that the RCMP keeps demonstrators and hecklers far from his sight and out of earshot. But he does listen to his puppet master, Gerald Butts. Butts wants the elimination of our oil industry and the end of our oil based existence. Ergo, again, we are screwed.

Repeat after me: Trudeau inherited his brains from his mother, and his looks and politics from Fidel. He wants to grow up and become a dumb dictator. He is almost there; just has to work a little more on the dictator.
commented 2018-12-14 18:10:24 -0500
I can think of no better words to place here,than this excerpt from Robin Hood (Russell Crowe) “Rise and rise again,until lambs become lions.”

(The longer poem is even more inspiring.I believe it is attributed to a person who changed their name to Maitreya…..)

The vermin that have infested (or formed…)multiple governments throughout the world are rapidly leaving fewer and fewer options and /or alternatives for rational humans to turn to,when trying to right the many,many wrongs of the elitist parasites.The elite approach is to"rig the game" as Poutine Trudeau does.For example: buying off as much of the media as he can,flooding Canada with illegals,rewarding(and promoting) felons,ignoring(or scolding) the taxpayers and voters and so on……
It looks very much as is if any country that wants to save itself,will end up having to go down this road that the French have started down….stay the course.
commented 2018-12-14 17:46:40 -0500
And then we permanently eliminate the UN and charge all members with treason.
commented 2018-12-14 17:31:26 -0500
Why back down to the EU when it is collapsing before our eyes? The UK should stand firm and go for a hard Brexit, do a deal with Trump and then watch the continental Europeans come to terms with Great Britain.
commented 2018-12-14 16:53:34 -0500
Absolutely right Deborah,I’m sure if he was still around he would be proud,the other thing is CBC is right across the street looking onto the square. Haha
commented 2018-12-14 16:47:26 -0500
Sheldon Eisler – it’s fitting that the rally in Edmonton is being held at Sir Winston Churchill Square!
commented 2018-12-14 16:45:04 -0500
Thanks Betty & Robert!
commented 2018-12-14 16:36:21 -0500
Good job Rob,we also have a rally in Edmonton on Saturday at 2pm Sir Winston Churchill Square!! Get er done.