France’s socialist prime minister resigned along with his entire government yesterday following a meltdown in local elections.
Jean-Marc Ayrault admitted that a huge swing to the Right, including to the extremist National Front, was down to him and his Left-wing government.
And last night socialist President Francois Hollande – whose rule has become synonymous with a 75 per cent top rate of income tax – admitted to mistakes and said his priority was now to cut taxes.
(As I have never met an honest, or non utterly-hypocritical, socialist I would be reluctant to accept his new priority as genuine)
2. Greece: Golden Dawn rally in immigrant-rich Athens district
It has become part of the spoils in a rather more sinister redistribution of wealth by Britain’s most disturbing local authority. In behaviour described by one councillor as “out of control” and smacks of the days of Shirley Porter, a directly elected mayor with close links to Islamic extremism appears to be abusing public money and council assets to reward his supporters and, in the words of the local MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, to “buy his re-election this May”.
“It is going on under our noses in the heart of the capital city and no one is doing a thing about it,” says Peter Golds, the leader of the opposition in Tower Hamlets. “The authorities — the Government, the Electoral Commission — seem paralysed. This is a test for us all about whether democracy can be bought.”
(This seems a trifle more confrontational than is even usual for North Korea. Video at link)
North Korea fired 500 rounds of artillery shells over more than three hours, about 100 of which fell south of the sea boundary, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said later Monday. South Korea responded by firing 300 shells into North Korean waters, he said.
(Personally I think that those who think they may be infected should immediately go to the closest mosque and commence group arse-lifting and pray to allah to cure you)
Thank you ML, M, Fjordman, LenaN, and all who sent material in. And here I thought it was gonna be a slow day