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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Socialism is Alive and Well...

In France. Segolene Royal has launched her manifesto. Highlights include: (pdf)

  • Give priority to business investment by lowering tax where the profit is reinvested and increasing it where it is distributed to shareholders.
  • The Minimum Wage to be increased to €1500 as soon as possible in the new
  • parliament
  • Bank charges will be controlled by the government
  • Extend collective bargaining to all levels and all subjects
  • Create the right to a first job for young people so that no young person stays unemployed for longer than six months
  • Guarantee on a permanent basis the financing of public hospitals
  • Work for the establishment of a World Environmental Organisation
  • Promote the idea of a “world agricultural policy”
  • Promoting mass trade unionism
  • Tax the revenues of the private channels in favour of the public service media
  • Raise living standards and social protection in all European countries through a social chapter
Ideas like these deserve to reside in the dustbin of history, not in the manifesto of a current politician. I hope, for France's sake, that this economic illiterate does not win. Hat Tip EU Referendum

7 comments:

Ross F said...

Wow, that manifesto is like looking through a timewarp! The cluelessness of imposing an even higher minimum wage whilst simultaneously declaring a 'right to a first job for young people' is pretty good.

I do like the World Agricultural Policy idea, if only because it means that the burden of keeping French farmers in the style to which they are accustomed will be spread amoungst the planet rather than just Britain and Germany.

Beachhutman said...

Bloody hell - I think I'll emigrate! I could get a nice quiet job sweeping the roads and pick up 1500 Euro a month, AND all the Gauloise butts I can smoke!

FranceSucks said...

I think Fwance is going to survive this. Not so sure about the US and Hillary. If Hillary becomes President I invite all of you to my US citizenship renunciation party.

Northwing said...

This is tedious. It reminds me of the things I used to write in my jotter in college common room doing prep for Sociology A Level.

"Royale with Cheese" I say ..

Serf said...

I do like the World Agricultural Policy idea

So obvious after the stunning success of The European Agricultural Policy.

It reminds me of the things I used to write in my jotter in college common room

Yes very teenage.

CityUnslicker said...

As a big fan of France and her unique approach to the world, I hope Royale is elected; then we can see yet again the true socialist plan put to the test.

I wonder what the results will be?

Sam Tarran said...

"Tax the revenues of the private channels in favour of the public service media"

So, tax independent commercial channels for the benefit of state propaganda?