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No Voting Rights

Posted by ScarboroughWhites-442058 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by fruitrouge2 - 4 years ago

Not sure where you're getting your info @nelly15 but the FN came a resounding second with 25.19% of the vote which is better than they did in the european elections. If the first placed UMP party hadn't been a coalition of l'UMP and l'UDI they would have come first. They probably won't come first in the next round but they have gained so much and it's far too early to write them off, you also have to remember it's still another 2yrs until the next presidential elections and Le FN are gaining ground all the time.

http://www.challenges.fr/politique/20150322.CHA4084/elections-departementales-tous-les-resultats-en-direct.html

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Posted by nelly15 - 4 years ago

Well looks like the FN are third thankfully. 

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Posted by Loadsafun - 4 years ago

Nothing wrong with my attitude the french want to keep it in the family so to speak why should they allow non nationals to make decisions on how things are done,they are not scared of  political correctness are say and all to often do whats close to the heart,like i said you DID have a choice to move here and should embrace and respect the way they choose the run the show.

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Posted by Foxie-986308 - 4 years ago

FWIW I agree with Orme.

It's easy nowadays for EU citizens to live and work and pay taxes in one country, then move to another country and live and work and pay taxes there, etc, etc. People go to where they think the grass is greener. If it's a short term investment they're mostly interested in what 's best for them, rather than in what's best for the country. If you're retired in France on a UK pension, can you hand on heart say that you want the euro to bounce back against the pound, so that your pension is worth less? No of course you can't, so there's a conflict of interests there for a start; do you in your heart of hearts want would be best for most French people, or what is best for the country that pays your wages? On the other hand, taking French citizenship is a more serious commitment, and in order to do so you need to prove you know something about the country's history and culture and you understand its ethos and principles.

 

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Posted by No longer Online - 4 years ago

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Sabjack - You are wrong - In The UK as a EU Citizen you can vote in ALL Local and Regional elections, in France that is not the case.

The best joke was we had the 'Socialist's' come round the other day and as soon as they told me that I can't vote they showed they weren't interested.   

 

If you read my post you would have seen Local and european elections.  Which I voted on.

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Posted by fruitrouge2 - 4 years ago

I have just clicked on the link that alyson provided, some of it, no, in fact a lot of it echoes what David Cameron has promised in his term in office, these are just a couple of points I picked out, 'reduce legal immigration from 200 000 to 10 000 in five years', renegociation on the human rights bill specifically article 8 which is the right to family life which prevents general scumbags from being deported, stopping illegals from being regularised. Shall I go on? So @alyson does that put David Cameron on a par with Marine Le Pen and Le Front National?

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Posted by orme2 - 4 years ago

From my point of view, it's perfectly normal that people who are not citizens of a country should not be able to vote in general elections.  It's got nothing to do with paying tax -it's how you want the country to be governed and what sort of country you want to live in and what sort of place you want for your children and grandchildren.  It is also about who you would have to fight for should their be a major conflict.

People who are too poor to pay tax still  have the right to vote, so paying tax doesn't mean buying the right to vote.  If it was only about paying tax, those who pay more tax could claim more than one vote!  All those foreign billionaires from the Middle East/Russia etc who reside here would be voting for their friends.  I don't think that would be an improvement.

 

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Posted by alyson-391734 - 4 years ago

Fitter http://www.frontnational.com/le-projet-de-marine-le-pen/autorite-de-letat/immigration/

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Posted by Fitter - 4 years ago

"Grossly unfair and if 'etrangers' who live, work and contribute financially don't get a say who will stop the FN getting a firmer hold here?"

I would be interested as why you think that the FN getting a firmer hold "here" would necessarily be something to be "stopped"?

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Posted by ScarboroughWhites-442058 - 4 years ago

Sabjack - You are wrong - In The UK as a EU Citizen you can vote in ALL Local and Regional elections, in France that is not the case.

The best joke was we had the 'Socialist's' come round the other day and as soon as they told me that I can't vote they showed they weren't interested.