Un­of­fi­cial de­mands

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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.

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