Hollande Days

Bad news for France, Europe, and perhaps, the world - Socialists have won the presidency of France, and the high-energy diminutive characterful Sarzoky, is history.  Mr Francois Hollande, now President-elect, has declared himself the enemy of banks, and wants a 75% tax rate in place.  He also opposes the German handling of the Euro-crisis, and seeks to end the austerity measures in France which mirror those that the Tories have adopted in the UK.  Hollande's victory will also lead to the rise of a far-right alternative in France, which cannot be a good thing - a trend we are seeing tonight in Greece, where the centre cannot hold, and thus more extreme alternatives are gaining public support.

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