FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of “unbelievable silence” over his response to the Yellow Vest riots which swept across France earlier this week.
The French president has cut taxes for the rich but maintained austerity. It’s a failed formula, says Guardian economics editor Larry Elliott
Since the Revolution more than two centuries ago, burning barricades and street protests have been a feature of French political life – and experts say President Emmanuel Macron has had his first taste of their power.
To help meet its carbon reduction goals under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the French government announced it would add on to its already high fuel taxes. The ploy has backfired.
Emmanuel Macron is supposed to be the cleverest man in France but he has painted himself so completely into a corner that there’s no way out. Whether the…