Macron woes a oui bit familiar, Nicola?
LIBERALS who lauded President Macron, likening him to JFK and the young Tony Blair, looked foolish as the tear gas roiled across Paris. First they tried to blame the far Right, saying they had infiltrated peaceful marches. Now it’s clear the ‘gilets jaunes’ protests are a grass-roots movement, the liberals move the goalposts. They wail their centrist darling has sided with the rich elite, like our Brexiteers, and say it’s a warning as we (possibly) quit the EU. Macron’s woes are a result of his obsession with expanding the EU and tightening its strictures, his preening on international issues while domestic policy goes to pieces, and his shambolic tax policies. It’s a warning to leaders who fetishise the EU, think international limelight suits them when really it throws their flaws into relief, and who have a tax regime as nuanced as a cowpat on a snooker table. Oui, Madame Sturgeon – J’Accuse...!