French fuel blockade nation wide

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French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by Tramp » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:28 pm

Yep they are at it again 4 days from today all country wide folks... Merdi :lol:

Protesting about palm oil imports for bio diesel..

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by jonesthesteam » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:38 pm

I have a certain grudging admiration for the French (apart from when I'm there and my flights are cancelled again due to air traffic control!) but from a distance at least the people seem to have some power and they come together quite effectively to force the government to consider their views (or back down)

In the UK we will all bitch and moan (inc me) but there is rarely any joined up protest against government policies so we usually get what we deserve and our moans quickly become tomorrow's fish and chips wrapping.

Go Fenchies I say! (Apart from the second week in August :lol: :lol: )

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by HedgeHopper » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:46 pm

Yea, sorry if it causes you grief Tramp, but tbh the Palm oil business is effing shocking.......that recent footage of Orang-utans homes being felled whilst the still clinged to them had me in tears
I don't know if that is the reason the frogs are revolting but either way,,,feck the palm oil business!!!!!

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by daveuprite » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:56 pm

Yep, principles need fighting for. Most of the things we regard as normal human rights today were battled for by people prepared to sacrifice their pay or legal status to introduce, usually against the vested interests of the establishment. French workers have fought for decades to defend rights that UK folk gave up far too easily years ago, usually in return for short-term thatcherite bribes. Worth every bit of the temporary inconvenience caused by strikes.

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by herman » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:40 pm

Feckin great.
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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by Brenhden » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:39 pm

Viva la republic!

However I'll be slogging across France on Friday to get to the Black Forest, is this likely effect me? Should I divert across Belguim/Germany? I've only got a 10 litre tank so I don't have a lot of flex...
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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by Tramp » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Time will tell on disruption caused by farmers... The government say no disuption but what do they know lol....

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by hungodd94 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 am

Well so i guess i have to travel by bike now

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 am

HedgeHopper wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:46 pm
Yea, sorry if it causes you grief Tramp, but tbh the Palm oil business is effing shocking.......that recent footage of Orang-utans homes being felled whilst the still clinged to them had me in tears
I don't know if that is the reason the frogs are revolting but either way,,,feck the palm oil business!!!!!
One of the most disgusting things about the palm-oil business is the way it is 'wrapped in green'.

The British Govt has campaigned against it...and the Malaysian Govt has threatened to cancel an order for Typhoons and buy some French aeroplane instead in exchange for French support on palm oil. So I'm glad the French people are kicking off about it.

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Re: French fuel blockade nation wide

Post by XF650 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 am

jonesthesteam wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:38 pm
I have a certain grudging admiration for the French....the people seem to have some power and they come together quite effectively to force the government to consider their views (or back down)

In the UK we will all bitch and moan (inc me) but there is rarely any joined up protest against government policies so we usually get what we deserve and our moans quickly become tomorrow's fish and chips wrapping.

Jonesy
Oh so true. What is it with the Brits, still the inane belief that our illustrious Govt is fully transparent and working for the good of all?

We're rapidly screwing this planet & it's inhabitants to hell and we'll all pay for it later, or our children will. All for greed, ego, power or pure stupidity.

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