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Macron fears ‘very heavy violence’ of yellow vests in Paris

The French president searches desperately for a way out of the political crisis in which his government ended up. But he will reap what he sows.

“We have reasons to be very heavy violence to fear.” The Elysée please note that Saturday ‘a hard core of thousands of persons’ e Paris drops off to a demonstration of the yellow bibs …

“We have reasons to be very heavy violence to fear.” The Elysée please note that Saturday ‘a hard core of thousands of persons’ e Paris drops off to a demonstration of the yellow bibs to hijack, destroy, to save and to kill, ” said a source at the French news agency afp. The museums and theatres in the French capital to keep their doors closed. Several events are cancelled.

That the nerves taut, also emerges from the question of a part of the yellow bibs to Friday afternoon by Macron. “The revolt is at the gates of France. We don’t want this weekend to take casualties, ” said Benjamin Cauchy, spokesman of the cardigans jaunes libres willing with the government to talk and therefore threats received. According to Cauchy, France at the edge of a civil war and should Macron quickly decide to pay the salaries and pensions to attract.

Clamp

But the French government is stuck. She wants to work to create a faster decline of the taxes and fees. But the loss of revenue to compensate for, should the spending be reduced, as warned Economy minister Bruno Le Maire. Because France wants to absolutely keep to the European budgetary rules. Otherwise lose president Macron his credibility with his European colleagues.

The government of prime minister Edouard Philippe tried this week with small steps to defuse the powder keg. Tuesday she had a moratorium for six months, promulgated on the increase of the taxes on diesel from 1 January. A day later, was that the measure advance for 2019 will be removed.

‘Important gesture’

Minister Le Maire speaks of a ‘significant gesture for the situation to calm down.’ But that does not work. The yellow shirts continue to take action. Two unions are calling the truckers from Sunday night action. Also today remained restless in 150 secondary schools.

Several ministers launch but different ideas for the unrest to calm down, and generate the impression that there is no clear plan.

Le Maire wants companies the opportunity to offer their employees a tax-free christmas bonus. But that would be for next year and only apply to those who have a job.

The secretary of state for Equality, Marlène Schiappa, pleaded for a reintroduction of the solidariteitstaks on the great fortunes. Macron bought that off to wealthy Frenchmen to persuade their money back to France and performed as the compensation a tax on the large patrimonia.

Poorest lose, super-rich win

That measure, saddled the president irrevocably with the image of ” president of the rich’. Macron think there is, however, not to the measure to roll back and be Schiappa sharp: “We are going to have nothing to unravel what the past eighteen months have done.’

But a recent study by the think tank Institut des Politiques Publiques shows that the tax reforms in 2018 and 2019, a decrease to 1 percent of disposable income result in the 20 percent poorest families and pensioners while middle-class light, and the 1 percent rich and famous there is the strongest on advances of almost 6 percent.

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