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Hollande snubs Cameron

The French president Francois Hollande, last week snubbed British Prime Minister David Cameron at his drive to reduce the proposed EU budget, in which he eventually succeeded. As Cameron walked into the meeting he said: “The numbers are much too high. They need to come down – and if they don’t come down there won’t… » read more

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In June 2012 David Cameron said that Britain would roll out the red carpet for wealthy French nationals wanting to leave France due to François Holllande’s implementation of the 75% tax rate for those earning over one million euros per annum. Fast forward to January 2013 and Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Secretary is now… » read more

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In September 2012 I reported why nationalist political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party would be rubbing their hands in glee. Their positions are set to be potentially strengthened by gaining monies of €400,000 for 2012, funded by the European Parliament. Monies are set to be allocated over the next two… » read more

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At the Socialist Party conference in Toulouse on Saturday, recently elected Socialist Party leader Harlem Désir caused a stir when he reminded the crowd of President François Hollande’s pledge to give foreign residents the opportunity to vote in local elections. This certainly would help foreign residents to participate and become more involved in public life… » read more

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François Hollande is in Africa for the first time as president to begin “a new chapter” in French relations with the continent. Before his trip to open the 14th Francophone summit in which it was not sure that he would attend, he gave a major interview to France 24, where he stated that he would… » read more

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François Hollande, rested from his summer holiday, this week outlined his plan to France’s Court of Audit of how the tax system will operate under a socialist government. His intention is to raise €20 billion in new taxes – which include a 75% tax on millionaires – and has assured the French public this will… » read more

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  In February 2012 I reported an announcement from the European Parliament recently had political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party, rubbing their hands in glee. Their positions would have potentially been strengthened by gaining monies of 289,266 Euros for 2012 funded by the European Parliament. They would have gained this… » read more

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  I attended a debate at the London School of Economics last month, which had a panel debating whether Britain should stay within the EU. The panel members consisted of Sir Stephen Wall, George Eustice MP, Roger Helmer MEP, Mark Reckless MP, Dr Helen Szamuely and Evan Davis as chair. It made for an interesting… » read more

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