The French Presidential Election 2022 (or, you couldn’t make it up)

Next Sunday, 24th April, is the second and final round of the French Presidential election. The encumbent President Macron will go head to head with Marine Le Pen. Macron is the most hated President in French history. If he wins the election there’s a fair chance it’s been rigged. There’s a whole ball of wool surrounding this, which Gearóid Ó Colmáin dived into on tonight’s (20th April) Richie Allen Show. Gearóid Ó Colmáin is an Irish journalist and political analyst based in Paris. His work focuses on globalisation, geopolitics and class struggle. Both Gearóid Ó Colmáin and Richie Allen are experienced journalists, and they wouldn’t make accussations like this live on air, at the risk of being sued, unless they were very sure of their facts (juicy stuff starts at about 11 minutes in).

The clip runs to 50 minutes.

The complete Richie Allen Show, 20th April, can be found here.
Richie Allen’s web site can be found here.

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13 Responses to The French Presidential Election 2022 (or, you couldn’t make it up)

  1. Freddy says:

    Emmanuel Macron’s potential victory on Sunday is set to spark huge protests across the country as very angry French voters prepare for five more years with the EU-centric-big-money-nutter-President.

    I expect France will become even more unhappy and virtually ungovernable.

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      Hello Freddy. We’ve just had our telephone/internet service restored after an outage of more than 24 hours. The telephone outage was widespread in our rural area.

      I’m now hearing reports that the telephone system went down in several French cities, and many other areas. This all started on Wednesday afternoon through to Thursday afternoon (today).

      Some are saying that this was an act of sabotage, by disgruntled voters against the Macron win, or maybe it was sabotage by the Russians. Who knows.

      I’ve only just got back online. I’ll try to get some idea of what’s been happening. I’ll give a link, although bear in mind that RFI are a mouthpiece of the French government…

      In our local area they were fixing telephone cables on the roads, so from that it doesn’t seem to suggest a state sponsored attack on fiber optic cables; more likely sabotage against the miraculous Macron win (the most hated President in French history).

      • Freddy says:

        Hi Rob, looks like the immediate problem for Europe is energy continuity.
        Half of France’s 56 nuclear reactors are presently offline due to defects or for routine maintenance – a situation that is surely a humiliating blow to President Emmanuel Macron’s energy aspirations.
        Currently the French are building Hinkley Point C in England, it is vastly over budget.
        We, in the United Kingdom live on a raft of coal, methane and oil, yet we have been winding down our hydrocarbon extraction, to bow down to the woke gods.

  2. Freddy says:

    Emperor Macron spitting feathers as Boris beat him in race to Kiev for photo op.

    Macron threw a strop after seeing the United Kingdom PM arrive in Ukraine to show solidarity with Volodymyr .

    “You are so vain”
    I guess Macron thought it would show him in a good light, just before the French Election?

  3. Freddy says:

    Emperor Macron re-takes his throne.

    Unleash The Yellow Vests.

  4. Freddy says:

    Internet and phone services were down
    or running slowly in several French cities on Wednesday,
    after fibre optic cables were cut overnight in suspected attacks on the crucial data infrastructure, telecom operators said.

    Maybe in response to the win by Macron?

  5. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob in the United Kingdom the big talk is about the “cost of living crisis”
    I have been wondering how things are going with the peasants in rural France?

    Rising prices and weak economic growth could create the ideal circumstances in France
    for stagflation, some analysts warn. The combination of inflation and stagnation is an economic contradiction that risks undermining quality of life for many in France. While slow growth normally means an increase in unemployment that decreases spending power, rising prices mean the money consumers do have begins to lose value.

    We in the U.K. have higher water bills, higher gas bills, higher electricity bills, higher taxes ( just introduced) most people seem shell shocked by Brexit followed by Pandemic, followed by economic collapse and war in Ukraine, it is knock after knock after knock, yet we retain the same governments?

  6. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob,
    the English peasantry are getting cheesed off.

    Our government seem to be bemused by “The Cost of Living Crisis”
    they do not seem to have a clue or even care how people will cope.
    Bank of England have just put bank rate up, again.
    Inflation now expected to top ten percent by end of Summer.
    Massive loss of business confidence, with looming closures.

  7. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob, something strange is going on in the Economy of the United Kingdom.
    We are told we have the highest rate of inflation for forty years, 9%.
    At the same time we have the highest amount of people in work – ever.
    Also a very high need for more people to take up jobs.
    I think some people went home during Brexit.
    Also during the Pandemic some people decided to take early retirement.
    Prices for ordinary items are going up at an astonishing rate.

  8. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob,
    as Europe is short of energy I thought this expensive topic might be of interest to people in France as well as the U.K.

    EDF, the French energy giant developing Hinkley Point C, in Somersetshire, England, largely put the delays down to the impact of the Pandemic.
    The nuclear power station being built at Hinkley Point will start operating a year later than planned and will cost an extra £3bn, EDF has said.

    The revised operating date for the site in Somersetshire is now June 2027 and total costs are estimated to be in the range of £25bn to £26bn.

    I think it was supposed to cost fourteen billion pounds.

  9. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob,
    the financial situation in the United Kingdom is getting HARD.
    Millions will soon be below the breadline.

    Free money being handed out to the masses, to pay for their Natural Gas.

  10. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob are you alright, you seem to have gone silent?

    Apparently we in England are upset at the overly-enthusiastic brutality of the French Police against our people in the Stade de France.
    If France wants to hold the next Olympic Games, they need to come up with a plan to calm their police down
    or English people will not come.

  11. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob, what is you “take” on where President Macron goes from this current vote?

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