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Washington DC and The Holy Land>ABC: The Latest: France's Macron scraps fuel tax after protests
Just Passin' By 04:18 PM 12-05-2018
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French President Emmanuel Macron has scrapped a fuel tax rise amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.

An official with the Elysee palace told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the president decided to get rid of the tax.

Philippe told lawmakers that "the tax is now abandoned" in the 2019 budget, and the government is "ready for dialogue." The budget can be adjusted or renegotiated through the course of the year.
https://abcnews.go.com/International...speak-59624047

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Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in France have now been dropped from next year's budget, the government has announced.

The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for six months.

The "gilets jaunes" (yellow vest) protests have hit major cities over the past three weekends.

Further demonstrations were planned for this weekend.

They have grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46460445
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notorious 04:25 PM 12-05-2018
:-)
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Just Passin' By 04:29 PM 12-05-2018
Originally Posted by notorious:
:-)
It should be interesting watching the downline effect of this, on both Macron/France and the current Brexit gamesmanship in England.
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Just Passin' By 04:30 PM 12-05-2018
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“‘There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B,” Emmanuel Macron lectured Donald Trump—in English—when the American President withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last year. Well, apparently there is a Plan B after all.”

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt)
https://twitter.com/hughhewitt/statu...rc=twsrc%5Etfw
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Hamwallet 05:08 PM 12-05-2018
Looks like the people don’t want to pay for this, but there government does. Lmfao
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SuperBowl4 05:12 PM 12-05-2018
What do we want? WE WANT CHANGE! Standing on the edge of a REVOLUTION! - NICKELBACK
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2bikemike 05:45 PM 12-05-2018
I guess thats the way we should have handled it here in the liberal state of Calif. Screw the ballot box just protest and destroy. -
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Taco John 05:47 PM 12-05-2018
>“‘There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B,” Emmanuel Macron lectured Donald Trump


What a dumb thing to say. It blows my mind that people eat this stuff up.
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GloryDayz 11:01 PM 12-05-2018
So, are the Frogs going to bow-out of the stupid Paris climate deal (too)?
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LiveSteam 11:53 PM 12-05-2018
They need to keep the pressure on Macron. He's a beta male.
He'll fold like a cheap suit
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Halfcan 10:44 AM 12-06-2018
Strange news- it is not like the French to quit on something when the going gets tough.
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Eleazar 10:46 AM 12-06-2018
libs claiming Russian trolls ginned all this up, that people aren't actually rejecting Macaroon and his democratic socialism
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Just Passin' By 12:43 PM 12-06-2018
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Beleaguered Emmanuel Macron predicts ‘major violence’ across France this weekend as approval rating crashes to record low of 18 per cent
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/791554...proval-rating/
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vailpass 12:51 PM 12-06-2018
Someone please tell us how the US signing on to the Paris Accord would have been a good thing for us?
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GloryDayz 04:44 PM 12-06-2018
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Someone please tell us how the US signing on to the Paris Accord would have been a good thing for us?
Well maybe, just maybe, the people in those liberal urban meccas we suffer would have rained fire upon their cities like a man-made KKKalifornia wildfire. That would have been fun to watch.
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