There seems to be no UK publicity about the general dissatisfaction with the suggestion of Macron’s retirement age increases in France. The video below is only the half of it…
But although this is, in many ways, a welcome protest it is not a call for solidarity, but for self interest.
Thus the train drivers who retire at age 53 do not, nowadays, have to inhale years of coalsmoke in order to do so – they have it as of right.
I find myself agreeing with Macron on the train drivers at least – and the pension system is not fair – and I understand that he suggests 64 is a reasonable retirement age, although most retire earlier.
What really is not to like?
I fear that this is, in the end, the sham idea that money is short (although of course the Euro, sort of, ensures it) but, remarkably, even so, the French will all manage to retire earlier than we do in the UK.
I have to wonder why on earth is this not given more publicity?