The interior minister, predicts a “French Islam at the heart of the Republic,” and “Police 3.0” armed with the latest technology and “close to the people”.
Also there's a car that travels 62 miles on half a gallon of gas. And everyone gets a house. Also French Islam and Police 3.0. How can you say Pas? Five year plan? Nah. Try five hundred year plan. Just raise taxes on the rich, make a wish and it will all come true.
Ministers were given a month to complete their “summer homework” on their “vision” for France in 12 years with answers due to be handed in on Monday.
But some of the leaked “visions” have sparked mirth by painting a fictional France of “full employment” with no red tape. It is a land that has created “a car that runs 100km on 2 litres of fuel” and housing for all.
Pierre Moscovici, finance minister, went on to predict “full employment” by the year 2025, describing it as a “realistic aim” for a country in which the jobless rate is currently approaching the 11 per cent mark.
Arnaud Montebourg, the industrial recovery minister, predicts France will create the blueprint for a “factory of the future” copied by the entire planet, along with a car consuming only two litres of fuel per 100km.
Manuel Valls, the popular and ambitious interior minister, predicts a “French Islam at the heart of the Republic,” and vague-sounding “Police 3.0” armed with the latest technology and “close to the people”.
That's not creepy at all. But if you're going to have an Islam close to the heart of the Republic, you're going to need Police State 3.0.
Christiane Taubira, justice minister, sees an end to chronic overcrowding in French prisons, not by building more jails but by adopting alternative punishments and sentencing.
Perhaps the most utopian of all is green housing minister Cécile Duflot, stating: “Getting access to this universal housing will no longer provoke stress and uncertainty.” “Rather, it will be a pleasant step in one’s life.”
What a pleasant step it is to live in the heart of Islam under Police State 3.0 in Green public housing. It's a Eutopia. Please ignore the beheadings.
In surprising news, Sarkozy is more popular than ever. I guess the French aren't ready for full employment in Green Police State 3.0 by 2025.