Macron wanted to revitalize democracy, but in the Elysee he concentrated his power and emphasized his personality. The arbitrary use of Article 49.3 to advance pension reform has proven to be a failure. A vote on the no-confidence motion is expected for tomorrow. Even if both Marine Le Pen and Nobis Le Mélenchon combined their votes, they would not be enough to obtain a majority, 289. She tends to bring down Madame Bourne’s government.
Other readers have also asked for news of the rebellion fueling France (in a technical sense: after the fires of the last two nights, the police banned demonstrations on the Place de la Concorde and on the Champs-Elysées). As we said about ten days ago, reforming the pension system is the point of greatest friction between the elites and the people, between the establishment and the workers, and between the technocrats and the voters. The point is that elite advocates have interesting and well-paid jobs, do not feel the need to retire, but, on the contrary, remain rich and powerful even in old age; The technocrats will also have their reasons, devising studies and plans that show how a pension system with extended life, precarious contracts, and demographic decline is unsustainable; But many voters have hard, low-paying jobs, and don’t want to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others. In terms of pensions, Chirac lost the 1997 legislative elections and had to live for five years with the Socialist Jospin. If tomorrow he fails in a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, Macron will not have to call a new election; A new government could be launched. But for him it would be a fiasco. In Parliament the game is in the hands of the Rpublicains, the moderate right: it is highly unlikely that they will agree to join the lepenists and melancholics and throw France into chaos; An electoral battle between the far right and the far left that would crush the Republicans. But its leader, Eric Ciotti, is weak and does not control his deputies. In the country, Macron’s reformist causes are now in the minority. The protesters still have popular support, and the president has never been more unpopular. But when the protest turns violent, when it targets the police, it ends up losing consensus. This is what happened with the yellow vests.
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I am 56 and looking for work, am I too old?
I am 56 years old and I am from Milan. Five years ago I left my job as an employee, the company I worked for moved from Milan and I had nowhere else to go. I took the opportunity to implement the dream of a lifetime, cooking. I became a home cook, organizer, and caterer for small event catering services. You have embarked on a grueling and arduous journey, consisting of effort, compromise, and fears, but also of satisfaction. At least in the beginning. Since the epidemic, the decline. I certainly haven’t stopped practicing my previous experience in marketing and communications, a sector in which I have had the most training and continue to nurture both jointly and for my new job. I created my own startup, promoted my culinary proposals and my own brand. Meanwhile, I gave myself to all kinds of work. I speak correct Italian and have a good knowledge of spoken and written English. I proposed myself as a hostess of restaurants and clubs, as a kitchen assistant, as an events manager up to a company secretariat, as a promoter of household appliances, as an attendant to exhibitions and I could go on and on. And without grandiose pretensions. Suddenly it seems that all the experience gained over many years of work no longer matters. I hear myself say: Are you, madam, 56 years old? We are sorry but we are looking for young staff to train, no more than 30/35 years old. But could a 56-year-old woman not have a future in work, not even as a dishwasher? Tell me that is not the case.
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