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EU election: France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU

PARIS: -- French President Francois Hollande has said the EU must reform and scale back its power, amid a surge in support for Eurosceptic and far-right parties.


Mr Hollande, whose party was beaten by the far right in last week's European Parliament election, said the EU had become too complex and remote.

Both he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have said the focus should now be on boosting the economy.

The three big pro-EU centrist blocs are still on course for a majority.

Full story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27579235

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-- BBC 2014-05-27

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I live in New Zealand and generally speaking we see United Nations, and all of its subsidiary as a sad joke.

eg the security Council with 5 permanent members who would not cross the road to help your bleeding child,

too busy sucking cash. Our own Minister of foreign affairs described the Security Council [and by implication] the UN as crippled

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Hollande is a muppet.

EU has too much power? Pot calls kettle... he's just trying to redeploy his sail to catch the new winds.

Socialist, green and nanny-state politics always are oppressive in imposing their taxes and lifestyle restrictions, much more than the EU - so far.

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Hollande is a muppet.

EU has too much power? Pot calls kettle... he's just trying to redeploy his sail to catch the new winds.

Socialist, green and nanny-state politics always are oppressive in imposing their taxes and lifestyle restrictions, much more than the EU - so far.

.....lifestyle restrictions.....???

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Hollande is a muppet.

EU has too much power? Pot calls kettle... he's just trying to redeploy his sail to catch the new winds.

Socialist, green and nanny-state politics always are oppressive in imposing their taxes and lifestyle restrictions, much more than the EU - so far.

.....lifestyle restrictions.....???

latest example:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/01/french-mps-fines-prostitutes-customers

then you also got the very heavy restrictions on

- smoker establishments (bars/restaurants)

- casinos

there are many others which I cannot remember right now, but the restrictions are everywhere, not just in lifestyle.

Everything business-related is for example also very heavily regulated/restricted.

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I live in New Zealand and generally speaking we see United Nations, and all of its subsidiary as a sad joke.

eg the security Council with 5 permanent members who would not cross the road to help your bleeding child,

too busy sucking cash. Our own Minister of foreign affairs described the Security Council [and by implication] the UN as crippled

What has that to do with European elections?

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Hollande is a muppet.

EU has too much power? Pot calls kettle... he's just trying to redeploy his sail to catch the new winds.

Socialist, green and nanny-state politics always are oppressive in imposing their taxes and lifestyle restrictions, much more than the EU - so far.

.....lifestyle restrictions.....???

latest example:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/01/french-mps-fines-prostitutes-customers

then you also got the very heavy restrictions on

- smoker establishments (bars/restaurants)

- casinos

there are many others which I cannot remember right now, but the restrictions are everywhere, not just in lifestyle.

Everything business-related is for example also very heavily regulated/restricted.

Oppressive socialists imposing lifestyle restrictions on smokers? Nice one.

Thanks to these commies, non-smokers can now enjoy their meals in restaurants, even in Thailand and the US, not exactly socialist nanny states.

Casinos? Great lifestyle indeed, especially if you throw in a Barry Manilow or an Elvis imitator.

And don't we live in a country that most certainly is not a socialist nanny state, but yet has made casinos illegal?

Whores? Sure, if they do it out of free will, there is nothing wrong with it.

How many do it out of their free will? How many are victims of their pimps?

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I live in New Zealand and generally speaking we see United Nations, and all of its subsidiary as a sad joke.

eg the security Council with 5 permanent members who would not cross the road to help your bleeding child,

too busy sucking cash. Our own Minister of foreign affairs described the Security Council [and by implication] the UN as crippled

What has that to do with European elections?

There is a "U" in EU.

There is a "U" in UN.

Clear now?

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Hollande is a muppet.

EU has too much power? Pot calls kettle... he's just trying to redeploy his sail to catch the new winds.

Socialist, green and nanny-state politics always are oppressive in imposing their taxes and lifestyle restrictions, much more than the EU - so far.

.....lifestyle restrictions.....???

latest example:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/01/french-mps-fines-prostitutes-customers

then you also got the very heavy restrictions on

- smoker establishments (bars/restaurants)

- casinos

there are many others which I cannot remember right now, but the restrictions are everywhere, not just in lifestyle.

Everything business-related is for example also very heavily regulated/restricted.

Oppressive socialists imposing lifestyle restrictions on smokers? Nice one.

Thanks to these commies, non-smokers can now enjoy their meals in restaurants, even in Thailand and the US, not exactly socialist nanny states.

Casinos? Great lifestyle indeed, especially if you throw in a Barry Manilow or an Elvis imitator.

And don't we live in a country that most certainly is not a socialist nanny state, but yet has made casinos illegal?

Whores? Sure, if they do it out of free will, there is nothing wrong with it.

How many do it out of their free will? How many are victims of their pimps?

Just because a minority of women are forced into prostitution, it's not a reason to ban it nor to impose fines on customers - what about reinforcing the police instead to catch the pimps?

Although - "forced prostitution" is understood differently by French leftists - a person who does not earn enough money is therefore "forced" into prostitution because of the economy, they should not have to prostitute themselves, instead the government should provide for them and impose more taxes on the ever-shrinking part of the population that is still working and paying taxes. I'm not making that up, thousands of token government "jobs" have been created for the resocialization of former prostitutes.

What they did about prostitution illustrates perfectly the disgusting stance of French leftists. For them, any poor person is a victim, regardless if the person wants to work or not, and these persons have to be helped, if necessary against their own will.

And if with all the helping it still doesn't work, then the government just has to continue to provide for these persons. Sometimes they get more help form the government than a worker gets paid in his job, but hey, the VAT carousel has to keep spinning.

The question is not whether we approve or not of prostitution, smoking, gambling - the point is about the state imposing full totalitarian control instead of trying to do everything to preserve the freedom of people of minorities.

Commies just don't care.

See also:

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/502630-denmark-levies-worlds-first-tax-on-fat/#entry4738319

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military coup in EU?

Noh

We English , just living over the Channel await the arrival of a new French revolutionary party.

" Guillotine Party"

Only the French have the courage in Europe to cut off the heads of the Bourgeoisie.

Viva Le France.

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