Dinosaurs bite back, part deux

The French government wants to promote “solidarity” by abolishing a brand-new holiday, and making people work for nothing.  For those who think that’s very strange, there’s this:  the holiday was established after a heat wave in 2003 killed 15,000 old people.  The French unions, which clearly believe the death of old people is worth celebrating with a day off, are rejecting the government’s definition of solidarity as working for free.  And somehow or other, the EU constitution suffers a setback as a result of all this. Mon Dieu!  It brings to mind Horatio Hornblower’s favorite toast, which if meant as a curse has worked to terrible effect:  “Confusion to the French.”


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