Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Collomb Speaks Frankly

Gérard Collomb, the newly re-elected mayor of Lyon, is not a man to mince words. When asked whether a PS proposal to increase purchasing power by raising the SMIC and the minimum retirement benefit was a good idea, he said: "Purchasing power will increase only if our businesses prosper. We must therefore invest in research and universities. To put it bluntly, it's pointless to pile promise upon promise with the idea of pleasing as many categories of voters as possible. The 101 propositions in our 2007 Presidential Pact were a mistake. It's better to offer a credible program than to spout nonsense."

1 comment:

Marc Pasturel said...

Very refreshing news.
Maybe there is hope for the French Left after all ?