Monday, April 8, 2013

Socialist Troops Are Restive

The Cahuzac affair has triggered a public airing of socialist complaints about Hollande's economic policies that were hitherto circulated largely in private. The complaints are coming from all wings of the party, including the majority, and if any one theme unites them, it is that current policy offers no clear strategy for reigniting growth. It's a good thing that the questioning of austerity is not simply abandoned to the extremes of left and right, but it will take some leadership and some work to fashion a coherent critique out of these intraparty murmurs. Let's hope that the right person steps forward. He or she is likely to be someone not associated with the current government.

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