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Macron’s labor decrees are the first step in what he hopes will be deep economic changes. The decrees are to be finalized this month and ratified by year’s end.

Critics accuse the government of being undemocratic for using a special method to push the measures through parliament.

Companies argue that existing rules prevent them from hiring and contribute to France’s high unemployment rate, currently around 10 percent.

The protests come amid anger at a comment last week by Macron suggesting that opponents of labor reform are “lazy.”

Government spokesman Christophe Castaner said on RTL radio Tuesday that the president didn’t mean workers themselves but politicians who failed to update French labor rules for a globalized age.

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It appears the French are a bit peeved with Nolan for not including their contributions further. I think what they fail to realize was this movie was not about the battle but rather the evacuation itself. Throughout the movie no real information about the battle is given just that the BEF is encircled along with French soldiers. The film does at times commend the French for their contributions and bravery. Moreover this is a British war film written and directed from the British perspective. The French are more than welcome to create a big budget war film chronicling their perspective as well. I will write my own spoiler free extended review later on but thought this negative reception was interesting and frankly disappointing. It seems the French maintain the massive chip on their shoulder.

The Russians being chuffed about the movie is just laughable really. They were too busy playing games with Hitler and ruining the mid and late 20th century with their communist expansion.

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According to sources at the hearing, he also gave a stark warning about their impact; “There is no fat in our army. We are attacking the muscle here – and this as the security situation worsens,” he told the lawmakers.

Macron quickly fired back with a rebuke, saying: “I have made commitments. I am your boss.”

Does not bode well for the wannabe dictator to shrug off dissenting experts. Troubling news for France.

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