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Monday, March 20, 2006

More on the French protests

Craig Smith starts out doing a fairly balanced job, certainly better than Elaine Sciolino. But midway through he shows his cards.

So far, Mr. de Villepin has rebuffed calls to revoke the law. Yet he hasn't demonstrated the iron hand of Margaret Thatcher, who broke the control of British unions and pushed for a more flexible labor market in order to create a competitive Britain.

Is there a single reporter from a working-class background at the Times? Anyone sympathetic to unions? Maybe one who doesn't openly fantasize about the "iron hand of Maggie Thatcher?"

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  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh, that Thatcher link was funny.

    But AH, don't you want a "competitive Britain" (or US or France)? The only way to be competitive is union-busting and unregulated corporatism! Haven't you taken any econ classes? They brainwash I mean teach you that in the very first week. Duh.

  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said…

    Me an Thatcher wuz all get up in our gear, she starts yankin my John Major* wiv her "iron fist" an I sez Maggie wa kain we try sumpin else for a change an she just starts barkin at me "TINA! TINA! TINA!"

    Joke is, my name izznt even close to TINA.

    *John Major is Cockney rhyming slang for "Penis". The full rhyme is "John Majorenis".

  • At 8:48 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Leave it to a septic* to mangle a good iron lady joke.

    *septic tank/yank


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