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EU’s Tower of Babel Set to Become a Tower of Babble as Elitists face EuroParl Challenge

EU’s Tower of Babel Set to Become a Tower of Babble as Elitists face EuroParl Challenge

On May 25 Marine Le Pen’s Front National look sets to humiliate Francois Hollande’s Socialists in European elections gaining perhaps 24% of the vote. The champagne-and-caviar Brussels elite sees this as a new storming of the Bastille. This piece is reprinted, with acknowledgments and thanks, from Wolf Richter’s Testosteronepit.com blog. Mutiny Of The Lab Rats: Europeans Grow Weary Of EU Experiment […]

Full List of Candidates for French Seats in European Parliamentary Elections May 25

Full List of Candidates for French Seats in European Parliamentary Elections May 25

The French government open data site has published the full list of candidates across France for the 2014 European Parliamentary elections to be held on May 25. All…

The Roundabouts of French Election(s)

The Roundabouts of French Election(s)

An old and rather cruel joke holds that the best sign of a successful local Mayor in France is the number of impeccably landscaped traffic…

Dumps Mistress before France Dumps Him?

Dumps Mistress before France Dumps Him?

The French president has finally dumped his widely-disliked partner Valerie Trierweiler just hours ahead of a nationwide “Day of Wrath” protest in Paris aimed at…

European Democracy Under the Boot?

European Democracy Under the Boot?

The EU is riddled with fatal flaws and defects while its anti-democratic elites and hijacked policymaking pose a great risk to the citizenry’s well-being, suggests Don…

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Want to Spend Bitcoin in France? (Caveat Emptor)

Want to Spend Bitcoin in France? (Caveat Emptor)

Over the past year Bitcoin has become hot speculative stuff among trendy online currency investors but how easy is it to…

Regulator Gags Blogs Critical of Société Générale

Regulator Gags Blogs Critical of Société Générale

“Delirium: When the AMF sanctions bloggers rather than financial institutions” runs the headline on Olivier Berruyer’s Les Crises…

Could Front National Gain a Foothold in Brittany?

Could Front National Gain a Foothold in Brittany?

Could France’s National Front gain a foothold in moderate Brittany? (via The Christian Science Monitor) Protesters with Brittany…

Le Pen and Wilders launch Eurosceptic Alliance

Le Pen and Wilders launch Eurosceptic Alliance

French, Dutch far-right launch eurosceptic alliance (via AFP) French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Dutch anti-Islamic leader…

France and the Roma Go Back a Long Way

France and the Roma Go Back a Long Way

France’s Socialist Interior Minister, Barcelona-born Manuel Valls, has carefully cultivated his image as a tough, no-nonsense figure as…

1 Million ‘Likes’ for Burgled Nice Jeweller

1 Million ‘Likes’ for Burgled Nice Jeweller

An unprecedented one million French Facebook followers have ‘liked’ –shown support for — a Nice jeweller on bail…

On s’en Fout ! We’re Voting Marine le Pen…

On s’en Fout ! We’re Voting Marine le Pen…

Large swathes of voters have now lost any sense of shame and literally rejoice at the idea of…

Sectarian Nightmares in Syria and Lebanon

Sectarian Nightmares in Syria and Lebanon

More than two-thirds of the French polled for Le Figaro oppose any involvement in a US-led strike on…

France set to become Washington’s main Syria ally

France set to become Washington’s main Syria ally

French President Francois Hollande made clear Friday his wish to take military action alongside the US against the…

The Green Threat to St Tropez Hedonism

The Green Threat to St Tropez Hedonism

It was Brigitte Bardot in the 1956 Roger Vadim film “… And God Created Woman” who inspired champagne-drenched…

The Great War Remembered

The Great War Remembered

More than 60 million served and more than 16 million died in World War I as the armies of the…

Can Front National Win France’s Next Elections?

Can Front National Win France’s Next Elections?

Video News by NewsLook This week, the European Parliament lifted the immunity of far-right leader Marine Le Pen.…

1789 France, Turkey and the EU Club

1789 France, Turkey and the EU Club

Recent unrest in Turkey, a candidate for EU membership, has prompted the French and other EU states to ponder whether…

French Socialists: Yes We Can/No We Can’t

French Socialists: Yes We Can/No We Can’t

There will be no fracking in France while I am President, says François Hollande (*) clearly hoping that…

Euro Crisis Alive, Well and Still a Threat

Euro Crisis Alive, Well and Still a Threat

The green shoots of recovery are to be seen all round Europe if EU leaders are to be…

US Taxes: the Residence-based Plan

US Taxes: the Residence-based Plan

Apart from Eritrea the United States is the only country in the world that levies taxes based on citizenship…

FACTA hits Americans’ Access to Bank Service

FACTA hits Americans’ Access to Bank Service

Banks worldwide, bending to controversial US FACTA legislation, are reportedly refusing banking service to non-residents having a connection…

Marine Le Pen Faces “Hate Speech” Charges

Marine Le Pen Faces “Hate Speech” Charges

French authorities have asked the European Parliament to lift the immunity of FN-Front National leader Marine Le Pen,…

Bring them to Book (2008) – Who’s Won (2013)?

Bring them to Book (2008) – Who’s Won (2013)?

More than 100 million people were thrust into poverty by the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007/8 according to…

FN: A French Political Force on True Upswing

FN: A French Political Force on True Upswing

The recent French parliamentary by-election in Villeneuve-sur-Lot (rural south-west) saw a narrow victory for the right-of-centre UMP candidate…

Technology and Turnkey Tyranny

Technology and Turnkey Tyranny

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden justifying his actions in leaking news of the massive snooping by the US and…

Believe the Butcher, Mistrust the Politicians

Believe the Butcher, Mistrust the Politicians

The man-in-the street has spoken — topping a poll asking who do the French still trust are family,…

Libé’s Full Frontal Makes a Point in English

Libé’s Full Frontal Makes a Point in English

Libé, pop-paper of the trendy Left, has shocked the nation by publishing a front page entirely in English —…

In Money Politics Rule and Bitcoin Doesn’t

In Money Politics Rule and Bitcoin Doesn’t

As the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) drags on destroying  jobs, lives and futures, alternative currencies are again making…

Year Five: Banking Thy Name is Obscenity

Year Five: Banking Thy Name is Obscenity

While financial freebooters thrive and ‘quintiply’, much of Europe struggles with Stygian darkness in a Hades of misery as the longest economic crisis…

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