An expat's view: politics, economics and life in Italy, Britain and other places.
06 April, 2012
The French elections are turning into a long-running comedy. François Hollande, the Socialist candidate, who has proposed an insane 75% tax rate, is losing ground to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Far-far left candidate, who proposes a 100% tax on incomes above €360,000 a year.
In the meantime, Nicolas Sarkozy, in order to thwart Marine Le Pen, of the Far-far right, has proposed a crackdown on immigration. M.Sarkozy is the son of immigrants. Now the diminutive contender, who embarrassingly admitted a while back that he does not drink wine, says he does not allow cheese on his table. Surely this makes him unelectable?