EU Chaos But You Won't hear Anything About It From The BBC

Graham Charles Lear
5 min readOct 20, 2022

Strikes, fuel outages, cancelled flights, food shortages, rampant inflation, shortages of migrant workers, government rows, high unemployment, banking crisis, plunging currency, and more… All in the EU

You thought all the troubles are in the UK? Ah non, mon ami. Ach nein, mein Freund.

And yesterday Emmanuel Macron bypassed his parliament and effectively ruled by decree
(Oh, and on top of all this, French-German talks are off, and the Single Market is dead)

As the turmoil in Westminster continues to dominate the headlines hour-by-hour, it’s worth lifting our heads for a moment to see what is happening in our Rejoiners’ beloved European Union.

If readers thought it was only the UK political scene that was in a state of constant upheaval, you might be interested in the continuing chaos afflicting our neighbours and former EU partners across the English Channel.

For weeks now I have been highlighting what is going on in the brainchild of the EU Germany and its dire for the German people, yet as yet I have yet to see anything about what is going on in our British Media NOTHING from our BBC not a thing.

1. Emperor Emmanuel is forced to bypass his parliament and impose his will

Yesterday President Emmanuel Macron of France finally had to admit defeat. Just x months since his re-election, his government’s proposed budget lay in tatters. Thousands of amendments to it had been tabled in the French parliament, L’Assemblée Nationale, and the government lost all the votes on the early ones considered.

Undaunted, President Macron tore up his election pledge to work inclusively with the parliament and ‘went nucléaire’. He instructed that Clause 49.3 of the French constitution be invoked.

Under this Clause, a law can be passed automatically unless the opposition parties pass a vote of no confidence in the government. With the splits in the French opposition parties, this is highly improbable today, as each will not back the others’ motions.

De facto, Macron’s budget will be rammed through the French parliament without a vote, whether the Deputés like it or not.

AND YOU THOUGHT WE WERE IN TROUBLE. That my friend is dictatorship.

2. Strong parliamentary protests resulted, but all in vain

Here is President Macron addressing the French people two weeks ago.

“Citizens, social partners, professionals, elected officials: we all have a voice and ideas to contribute to move our country forward.”

Preseident Macron, 03 Oct 2022

And below are just some of the comments yesterday about Macron’s behaviour from elected French MPs.

“Macronism has become a form of authoritarianism”

- Mathilde Panot, Deputé, France Unbowed (LFI)

“Parliament’s work has been swept away in a few hours”

- Cyrielle Chatelain, Deputé, Greens

151 NUPES Deputés;, then signed a damning no-confidence motion against Macron’s government, describing his action as:

“an act of anti-democratic brutality”

As stated above, this is not enough French MPs to be able to stop Macron from getting his way today.

AND THAT SHOULD BE FRONT-PAGE NEWS IN OUR TABLOIDS AND FROM OUR TELEVISION NEWS OUTLETS. Yet nothing.

3. French fuel outages and food shortages

All of the above took place against a backdrop of strikes by French fuel depot drivers. These have resulted in petrol pumps running dry across France.

Remainers are fond of posting photos on social media of temporarily empty shelves in UK supermarkets, as if this is a common occurrence, and blaming Brexit. Below I show photos of French supermarket shelves, empty because of the problems of re-supply, courtesy of a friend living in France

4. “The EU — Snapshots of a disintegrating, dysfunctional dream”

The problems in the UK are mostly political. In the EU many of the problems are similar, but there are also problems affecting people’s daily lives, as I have shown above. The problems in the EU are now so legion I have to separate them into separate reports.

Today’s report is confined to France’s political problems, but please see MY ‘Observations’ below for how I intend to cover all the EU’s other serious problems, and how these relate to the UK.

With Liz Truss’ UK government now being re-filled with Remainers on an almost daily basis, it is essential that the interests of the majority of the British electorate — who voted to leave the EU and all its globalist group-think — have their voices heard. This means we need a stream of rebuttal pieces between now and the next general election.

I intend to inform readers — and MPs and the media — about strikes, fuel outages, cancelled flights, food shortages, rampant inflation, shortages of migrant workers, government rows, EU divisions, high unemployment, banking crisis, plunging currency, and more. All in the EU.

On top of all this, the annual French-German talks planned for next week are off, the EU’s Common Defence Policy didn’t survive its first contact with the enemy, Schengen has been shattered, and the Single Market is effectively dead.

It has never been more important to take on the rising Rejoiners. The UK government is filling up with Remainer-Rejoiners, and a pro-EU Labour government looks almost inevitable, and we must now fight back.

Sources: Elysée Palace | French government and parliament | French media

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Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.