- MACRON SHOCK: French President Faces NO CONFIDENCE Vote TOMORROW – France in Chaos
by REBECCA PERRING, https://www.express.co.uk/
EMMANUEL Macron’s government faces a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday amid nationwide anger at the French president which has seen riots across the country.
Mr Macron’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. The disorder, which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he said were necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment. But Mr Macron was forced to climbdown from his fuel tax increases, which were part of his effort to combat climate change, wanting to persuade French drivers to exchange diesel-fuelled cars for less polluting models.
However, they have since evolved into a bigger, general anti-Macron uprising, with many criticising the president for pursuing policies they claim favour the richest members of French society.