The favourite to be France's next President is mending fences with the Left: SÉGOLÈNE ROYAL is an admirer of Tony Blair. But as her bid to win the Socialist nomination for France’s presidency gathers pace she has begun to make clear that she remains an old-style leftist. ... “The capitalists have to be frightened,” she told The Times. ... "We need to tax businesses who want to move out jobs and tax their products when they re-import them.” ...SHEESH! What year does she think it is... 1968?! Sarkozy is right to admonish the French people for disliking the Anglo-American model, after all IT'S WORKING: the USA and the UK - and Ireland -- and EVERY other nations which has employed Regansesque/Thatchyerian policies based on Hayekian principles and which have cut taxes and become more pro-business - more pro-"Capitalist" - has improved its economy and the basic living standards for ALL its people. It's the heavily socialized/nationalized/statist economies which are in ruins. EVEN CHINA LEARNED THIS LESSON IN 1979. Apparently, the continental European Left hasn't. Pity.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
SEGOLENE ROYAL IS AN OLD-FASHIONED SOCIALIST WHO WILL MAKE FRANCE WORSE
UK TIMES: I'm not a Blair. I'm a real socialist says Royal
Posted by Reliapundit at 9:13 PM