Sunday, September 13, 2009

DNA Testing Is Quietly Buried by Besson

Eric Besson, the ex-Socialist now in charge of immigration, has refused to sign orders authorizing DNA testing provided for under a law passed last year:

"Et moi je ne peux pas, dans le délai imparti, respecter et l'esprit et la lettre de la loi", a conclu le ministre.
And that's that. The law has been quietly buried, and no one seems to care, perhaps because the government is so intent on "essential matters," as Sarkozy recommended in the wake of the Hortefeux affair.

Bankers Look at France

There's this:

“There is no doubt in my mind that there is a deliberate plan to direct people’s anger towards the financial community and away from the government,” said one investment banker. “They are clearly looking for scapegoats at which to finger-point and trying to make themselves popular in the public eye.”

And then there's this:

“At its base, French culture is a mix of Catholic conservatism and Marxism,” a senior banker said. “One of the charming things about France – but one of its problems also – is that everything does not revolve around money.”

Yes, charming indeed.