The inventor of Corbynomics, Richard Murphy, has told us that the French protests aren’t about tax. No, absolutely not, it’s not about tax in the slightest:
I have a concern. As Lichfield notes, France rioted 50 year’s ago and rising prosperity deflected the anger. Now no one thinks that will happen. All increases in prosperity go to a tiny handful in society. People are oppressed, and they know it. We need to be clear about the cause of the oppression. The superficial anger is in tax. I am well aware of it. But the cause is inability to make ends meet.
Well, if the government is taking 45% of everything then maybe ends can’t be met because of tax?
The Senior Lecturer at Islington Technical College continues:
The problem is not tax. But the answer is not to blame taxation.
Tax offices in a dozen French towns have been attacked by so-called yellow vest demonstrators before further protests in Paris expected tomorrow.
Oh, right, it’s definitely not about tax then.