Blow for France’s Macron as star minister quits – AFP

Posted: August 28, 2018 by oldbrew in ideology, News, Politics

Ex environment minister Hulot

This is what you get for appointing a hardline ‘greenie’ to your government…

President Emmanuel Macron suffered a major political blow Tuesday as his popular environment minister resigned live on radio — without informing the French leader beforehand, reports AFP.

Nicolas Hulot, one of the most respected members of the cabinet among the French public, took even his interviewers by surprise on the France Inter radio station when announcing his move.

“I am taking the decision to leave the government,” Hulot said, adding that he felt “all alone” on environmental issues within the government.
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Hulot was left disappointed when the government backtracked on a target to reduce the share of nuclear power in the country’s energy mix to 50 percent by 2025, while EU negotiations on pesticides were another source of frustration.

On Monday, the cost of a hunting licence was cut in half to 200 euros — another bitter pill for the vegetarian.

Full report here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    AFP: “The most basic of courtesies would have been to warn the president of the republic and the prime minister,” government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told the BFM news channel.
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    French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot announced his resignation on Tuesday, citing disappointment with the lack of progress on climate and other environmental goals.

  2. tallbloke says:

  3. oldbrew says:

    He won’t miss his government rides…

    ‘Stop car-ping’: French ecology minister defends his nine motorized vehicles

    Hulot insists he never uses his 4×4, which is parked on his property in Corsica.
    . . .
    The minister insisted that “95 percent of the time” he drives electric vehicles, including an electric scooter and the cars made available to him as minister, which he uses for official visits.

  4. cjw1954 says:

    Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday can recommence!

    [reply] indeed…

  5. p.g.sharrow says:

    Poor little baby. His time is over as the dawn of reality rises over the dreams of the Watermellons of the world. The new daylight disperses their sweet dreams of Rock Candy Mountains and Blue Sky Rainbows. All he can do is pout and stomp his feet “I am IMPORTANT!” he says….,not…pg

  6. Bitter@twisted says:

    “One of the most respected members of Government”.
    Just shows what brainwashed idiots the average French voters are.
    Actually I blame the EU and the media.

  7. Stephen Richards says:

    Star minister? He is the most hated minister for a very long time. That’s why there were massive go slow protests on many autoroutes this year and why we have to fill in a form at the maire to light a fire in the garden between October and march. He’s the reason nuclear power is being phased out from here to 2025.

    He is the worst, most interfering minister ever