Let Them Eat Pension Cake?
Kim Willsher of The Guardian reports that Emmanuel Macron says he will not back down over pension age rise: Emmanuel Macron has insisted he will not back down over raising the French pension age as he came out fighting in a live TV interview ahead of another day of national strikes and protests. The president ruled out the dissolution of parliament, a reshuffle of his centrist government and the resignation of his prime minister, Élisabeth Borne, as the opposition has demanded. He said he had full confidence in Borne and only one personal regret: “That I have not succeeded in convincing people of the necessity of this reform.” This failure and widespread opposition to the raising of the official retirement age from 62 to 64 , as well as the government’s use of a constitutional clause to push the measure through without a vote, has played out on the streets over the past few days as protesters clashed with police in cities across France. Macron’s administration narrowly sur