The year of the fightback?

Fascinating article on Progress Online this morning by Anthony Painter. He looks at the prospect of left parties in elections this year in France, the US and London. Some very different situations, all interesting.

This stood out though. Parti Socialiste campaign director, Pierre Muscovici has said…

The time of the tough right and the lax left is over. We will be responsible and credible. Whatever the difficulties, we will reduce the deficit and the debt. We won’t spend more.

This is a massive contrast to what Ségolène Royal’s train-wreck of a campaign were saying six years ago. (Incidentally, Socialist candidate, François Hollande, is doing rather well in opinion polls)

1 thought on “The year of the fightback?”

  1. Me voilà terriblement enervée.J’ai elu François Hollande au second tour d’abord parce que je croyais au changement qui était exposé et à la création d’un gouvernement irréprochable. Quelle déception de constater que François Hollande fait le choix en tant que 1er ministre Jean Marc Ayrault, qui n’est clairement pas irréprochable. Ce monsieur a clairement était l’objet d’une condamnation à 6 mois de prison pour fait de favoritisme ! Grande déception !!!.

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