French protesters march in ‘resistance’ to austerity

Thousands take to the streets of Paris in move described by government minister as ‘fundamental error’ Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to protest against the spread of economic “austerity” in France and Europe. Chanting “resistance, resistance”, the crowds had been rallied by calls from around 60 organisations, including the […]


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France: no leeway for failure

François Hollande’s budget – the toughest in 30 years – is ameliorative but it is hardly a radical departure. Rigour, austerity and recession are out. Combat, exceptional measures and solidarity are in. With those costume changes, François Hollande has just delivered the toughest budget in 30 years. But he has done what he said he […]


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France: écrasez l’infâme | Editorial

François Hollande’s tax on the rich is proving a hit with the electorate – not to mention David Cameron It’s not called austerity, or even rigour. Instead, plans to raise €7.2bn on taxing the rich, be they big businesses or the richest households, all fall under the rubric of a “fair” effort, “just” budgetary discipline, […]


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