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View Tlsestu's Profile Tlsestu Flag Toulouse 07 Dec 18 3.30pm Send a Private Message to Tlsestu Add Tlsestu as a friend

I seem to remember Fillon being the favourite and Macron struggling for credibility after jumping ship from the left.
Fillon had a scandle dropped on his lap in the run up to élections which took him out of the équation.
That left Hamon, Le Penn, Melanchon and Macron which is when he started to became more appealing to the electorate.
The first round of voting was a demonstration vote to the establishment which is why Le Penn got through and the second round of votes was to make sure she didn't win hence the large margin of Victory.

 

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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag 07 Dec 18 4.17pm Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

Yes, you’re right, Fillon was the favourite initially, but the scandal was one of his own making, wasn’t it? He was accused of employing family members in non-jobs at rather attractive salaries.

After he dropped out, Macron was neck and neck with Le Pen if I remember correctly. The other candidates who were all to the left in various degrees would have done better I think if Hollande hadn’t been so badly thought of.

 


Leave it son, he’s not worth it...

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 07 Dec 18 4.29pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

Originally posted by palace_in_frogland

Yes, you’re right, Fillon was the favourite initially, but the scandal was one of his own making, wasn’t it? He was accused of employing family members in non-jobs at rather attractive salaries.

After he dropped out, Macron was neck and neck with Le Pen if I remember correctly. The other candidates who were all to the left in various degrees would have done better I think if Hollande hadn’t been so badly thought of.

Macron was at PSG before that, he was De Gaulle keeper.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 07 Dec 18 4.40pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Macron was at PSG before that, he was De Gaulle keeper.

OK that's quite funny

 


One more point

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag caterham 07 Dec 18 4.43pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

Macron was at PSG before that, he was De Gaulle keeper.

That was Albert Camus.

 

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View W12's Profile W12 Flag 07 Dec 18 5.15pm Send a Private Message to W12 Add W12 as a friend

Originally posted by palace_in_frogland

Not true; he beat Le Pen by a huge margin in the second round run-off, but had already topped the polls in the first round against 5 other candidates.

His support has dwindled to 18% because he has been milking the poorer people and sucking up to big business, breaking almost every pledge he made to improve ordinary people’s lives.

In other words the French Tony Blair.

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 07 Dec 18 5.25pm Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by W12

In other words the French Tony Blair.

Not quite - don't think he has started any illegal wars yet, has he?

 


Orwell's 1984 was a warning,not a manual!

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 07 Dec 18 5.33pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Yes. It’s in their DNA and they believe because of the French Revolution that the people can influence change. We on the other hand doff our caps to our superiors and the establishment because that’s what’s always happened. We’re a bit pathetic really until it gets to us being invaded and then you see real spirit come out, although I couldn’t rely on some of the pathetic drips to defend us now, which luckily would never happen with nuclear peace.

Indeed we do sir, indeed we do!

 

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View Tlsestu's Profile Tlsestu Flag Toulouse 07 Dec 18 5.41pm Send a Private Message to Tlsestu Add Tlsestu as a friend

Palace in frogland
Yeah his wife was working for him and don't forget the 50000€ suits. They probably all do the same but he was the man in the spotlight at the time. It seemed a bit odd that the possible future president could be that badly advised.
It's not too surprising that they have lost the publics confidence.

 

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View Pussay Patrol's Profile Pussay Patrol Flag 07 Dec 18 6.42pm Send a Private Message to Pussay Patrol Add Pussay Patrol as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio


not since i sold the property to some salary-earning slave worker-bee.

It is criminal that even expensive nice neighbourhoods are being blighted with scummy scroungers who own pitbulls, do drink/drugs from lunchtime every day, wear grey towelling tracksuit rags, and litter the place with old washing machines and broken cars. Western Europe is in crisis.

so no then?

 


Why did Tong Po think running at Kurt with a flame would make any difference?

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 07 Dec 18 6.58pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by steve1984

What utter pish.

Macron was elected democratically and recently.
Bashar al-Assad by comparison came to power upon the death of his father.

Yup and the actions are democratic eh.
The west has and should be an example.
Not an equal!!!

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 07 Dec 18 7.04pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Many new private estates for over 25 years have a housing association section that’s obvious to the eye. The whole estate in good condition and that part damaged and dirty.

I think over 12 dwellings and 14% has to be social housing.
I work in the sector and a lot of these have no respect for what they have.
Im talking places that would be 500k on the market.
No punishment at all.
When that alters i might agree with giving them housing but until then
Go do one.

 

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