I got sent this in a mail today after reading the story. It's done the rounds in France with lightening speed.
While the French government have continued to ignore the roughly 3 million people who have already demonstrated nation wide so far, French Deputies have rejected an amendemnt to the bill that would see their pension regime tied to that of the proposed Pension regime of employees.
I find this both disgusting and dishonest. Based on deficit claims the French government has told, not asked or even tried to persuade, the people they must sacrifice for the greater good of the economy, while they refuse to be subjected to the same changes.
Ther were large demonstrations Saturday and they will continue through out the week with over 60% of French people against the reforms.
The arrogence of the governments position is franky breath taking. There is no communication or explaination, not even much attempt to placate the masses. It's as if they really don't give a sh*t what anyone thinks as they will do what ever they want.
I wonder will Ireland see a similar mobilisation when the real cut come in the next budget.