A charter of gilets jaunes’ “suggestions to end this crisis” has been circulating on Facebook:
Economy/work A full review of taxation, with no citizen to be taxed at more than 25% of income; a 40% increase in the minimum wage, pensions and benefits; “mass hirings” in the state sector to restore quality of services; 5m new homes; make banks “smaller”.
Politics France’s constitution to be rewritten; lobbying to be banned; France should leave the EU; recover €80bn lost to tax evasion each year; halt and/or reverse all privatisations; removal of “useless” speed cameras; reform of education; quadruple budget of judicial system, which must be free and accessible for all.
Health/environment 10-year guarantee on products to end planned obsolescence; ban plastic bottles; limit power of pharmaceutical companies; ban GM foods, carcinogenic pesticides, monoculture; reindustrialise France to reduce pollution.
Geopolitics Pull France out of Nato and foreign wars; end the plunder of French-speaking Africa; prevent migration flows that cannot be integrated given current “civilisational crisis”; scrupulous respect for international law.