‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’ – spiked

Posted: January 14, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

h/t WRSA

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march.

Back in 2014, geographer Christopher Guilluy’s study of la France périphérique (peripheral France) caused a media sensation. It drew attention to the economic, cultural and political exclusion of the working classes, most of whom now live outside the major cities. It highlighted the conditions that would later give rise to the yellow-vest phenomenon.

Now the elites are afraid. For the first time, there is a movement which cannot be controlled through the normal political mechanisms. The gilets jaunesdidn’t emerge from the trade unions or the political parties. It cannot be stopped. There is no ‘off’ button.

Read it all…

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/01/11/the-gilets-jaunes-are-unstoppable/

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