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Another French round up.

The French Socialists have banned their electees from signing nomination papers for candidates for other parties. Now this does not strike me as a particularly outrageous demand, but one Alain Krivine of the LCR (Revolutionary Communist League) calls it 'an insult to pluralism'.

You have to admire his chutzpah, don't you?

Elsewhere, Le Monde has found a way to fit in a bit of Britain bashing on the sly. It notes a survey has found that 'a quarter of Her Majesty's subjects between 18 and 20 intend living and working abroad' and refers to 'a haemorrhage of talent' occasioned by disgruntlement with high taxes, public transport etc 'and especially for Northerners and Scots, to get away from grey skies'.

All good knock about stuff, agreed, but it will be a cold day in hell before I routinely believe what the average student declares he or she is intent on doing. If one of the questions had established how much time they spent in the company of daytime TV, we might have had a benchmark for veracity.... A little web-based Sam Spadery suggests that this survey does indeed need a dump truck full of salt, as it would appear to be this one at the IPPR. Which is self selecting and offers a prize too. Hmm.


Meanwhile, blogging is likely to be light for the next day or so.
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Blogger Ellee Seymour said... 4:17 pm

Are you getting a tan? Don't forget to apply a high sun factor for your fair skin.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:14 am

No, I'm actually still in London, but off site for a couple of days...  



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