[Marxism] France: Hollande's support drops further as tax scandal poses need for radical change

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 22:09:03 MDT 2013

By Dick Nichols

The admission on April 2 by former French Socialist Party (PS) government
budget minister Jerome Cahuzac that he did have a Swiss bank account for
tax evasion purposes has set off a storm of disgust and fury in France.

The already unloved government of prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has been
shaken to its core. President Francois Hollande’s popularity has sunk
faster and lower than that of any president in the history of France’s
Fifth Republic.


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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