29 March 2007

Tony Blair needs to take notes

You know you're in serious trouble, when, in comparison, even the French start to look tough...

Riots at a train station in the French capital, Paris, have become an issue in the upcoming presidential election. About 100 youths clashed with police at the Gare du Nord station after a dispute over a train fare.

Rioters smashed windows and attacked vending machines and shops, after objecting to the treatment of a man arrested for jumping a ticket barrier. Transport officials said the man punched two ticket inspectors who asked for his ticket as part of a routine inspection.
Does this mark the start of Car-B-Q season?

Anybody?

Nicky, help me out here...
The government's candidate, Nicolas Sarkozy, said police were justified in arresting an alleged fare dodger - the action that sparked the riots.

"I want to tell the French that I will not be on the side of fraudsters, cheats, dishonest people... those who think that in order to be heard, they must demolish a train station and break public equipment paid for by taxpayers."
Jeeeezuz... get me 500 cc's of testosterone and the defibrillator... STAT!

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7 comments:

Blackstone said...

I wonder what Royal is up to...

Anonymous said...

They picked a fine time to un-surrender to Islam, after inviting millions into their country. Could be just a flicker of 'resistance' though, easily extinguished...

Neo Conservative said...

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not to worry, as i've said before... french credibility is a variable, not a constant.

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Anonymous said...

We all know that friends of Israel are desperate for a war with Iran.. with that thought in mind are you joining up?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon said... with that thought in mind are you joining up?"

i'm a little long in the tooth, but sure, if they'd have me.

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NateDawg said...

Dust My Broom posted a link to this Flickr page, where some ballsy French blogger is defying the new government ban on citizen journalism. There's some great pictures there.

Neo Conservative said...

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saw just the one picture at the broom... thx for the link, nate.

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