Monday, April 16, 2012

Sarkozy appears to abandon support for Germany and the new Fiscal Treaty

The sitting French President appears to have suddenly started to hear his voters in abruptly reversing direction over growth versus austerity and French interests in respect of German  domination as reported in the Daily Telegraph this morning. This time next week the first round of the Presidential election in France will be over and the name of the two contenders for the second round will be known. It will be a tense few days here in France as few seem to me prepared to forecast the outcome, complete disgust with politicians appearing to be running at a previously unknown high level! Latest polling is here.

In another article, in the same newspaper Devon, is revealed as having valuable tungsten reserves in a presently abandoned mine near Plympton. An expensive new road to the mine has been under construction for some time by thge local authority so development seems assured!

EU break-up was always most likely to begin on a regional basis, maybe my native Devonshire will be able to afford to be in the vanguard!

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Blogger Admiral J Sparrow said...

Very strong ukip rank and file support in Devon!

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heaven knows we can do with the industry in the South West MC.

It's an Australian run outfit and the mine's history seems to be dogged by the fluctuations of the market.

But, every little helps.

Unfortunately for Admiral J Sparrow the Conservatives have a pretty strong hold on that area of Devon.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

BJ, the voters are volatile at the moment and not just in Bradford and France I suspect. Whether such volatility will spread to the Conservative heartlands of Devon must be doubtful, but the Cameroon's seem to be making every mistake they can to ensure it does!!

9:46 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

I wonder if the opinion polls are really reflecting the NF support? If the voters thought that Marine LePen was actually making progress against Sarkozy, there would be more reason for them to vote NF. It is not unknown in the UK to modify opinion polls to favour one party or another.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Robert, This is a purely personal observation based on nothing other than private observations having lived here for a while and seen the place given to women in various areas of life - I relly do not believe the country is anywhere ready yet to accept a female as head of state!

3:07 PM  

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