Analysis: Emmanuel Macron has good reason to feel angry and deceived by Australia | BevanShields
Overnight, Paris has gone from viewing Australia as a friend and ally to a nation which can’t be trusted.
“This decision is contrary to the letter and spirit of the co-operation that prevailed between France and Australia,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said in a joint-statement.pledged a new era of French involvement
What Macron didn’t know was that four days earlier, Morrison had usedMorrison’s rationale was not that the trouble-plagued French shipbuilder Naval Group would fail to deliver on time or on budget but that the growing threat from China meant the program needed the added heft of the US military.Read more: The Sydney Morning Herald »
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BevanShields Short version ….. who cares? Are the French even an ally? Does this mean no cheese & Chardonnay? BevanShields Too bad BevanShields Tough. BevanShields It's a lesson for France to know this country of convicts better. BevanShields Who cares about his feelings? It’s completely irrelevant. 🤷🏼♂️ We need best capability.
BevanShields US has better technology and Australia has opted for better and more advanced tech! French needs to up their game! That’s all!! BevanShields Nothing against the French people, but I’m not bothered if their government has it’s nose out of joint. I’m old enough to remember the Rainbow Warrior and what they did to our cousins across the ditch
BevanShields I have done extensive business with the French. Everything is a negotiation for them. This is one set back before their next negotiation BevanShields F-AUKUS.. BevanShields It is not a surprise at all that Australia refused to be increasingly ripped-off. BevanShields Maybe if they had worked a little faster this wouldn't have happened.
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BevanShields The French have always lost to the Anglos! BevanShields Australia doesn’t have the technical and logistical expertise to organize or run any big projects. Look at our vaccine rollout - the worst in the western world - it’s a clue. We need the Brits and Yanks. BevanShields Who gives a shit
BevanShields LOL! When corrupt parasites make dirty deals! BevanShields Australia will pay them billions in compensation. But we still can't afford a plane to help fight this summer's bushfires though. BevanShields WESTERN WESTERN RAPID WORLD MOST PEOPLE in NT , QUEENSLAND Outer SYDNEY NSW Are **ILLETERATE , NOT Interested to LEARN FROM. .. UK , GERMANY , FRANCE I am DR.FRANK ex Specialist GP AustraLia Down-Under LIKE French Rose's 🌹
BevanShields *taps sign* BevanShields Macron is angry, Australia is happy....so be it. Business is business and this incompetent Turnbull/Pyne dud deal had to be canned. BevanShields we’ve been too patient.. bye France. 👋 BevanShields France was completely blindsided - but maybe they should have seen the writing on the wall when Morrison and Dutton knocked back their submarine next phase earlier this year and said it would be delayed until September?
Mark McGowan says South Australia ‘may regret’ reopening to NSW and VictoriaWestern Australia Premier Mark McGowan says South Australia may come to regret opening up to New South Wales and Victoria once the 80 per cent vaccine target is achieved. The mafia boss Good call. I'm in Adelaide. I don't want our borders open to states with mass outbreaks.
BevanShields The French will get over it. BevanShields What - a $80 billion budget the has blown out to $120B and 10 year delay in delivery. Poor work ethic when compared to Aussie work colleagues is well documented. The government has been overly patient.
Australia, the US and UK to announce landmark new defence pactAustralia, the United States and Britain will unveil a landmark new security pact to share advanced technologies, including nuclear submarine technology, in a major international announcement on Thursday morning. I wonder how neighboring countries like nz Indonesia Phillipines etc feel about having a nuclear submarine fleet based in perth and were they consulted. I suspect this won't go down well o/seas as well as on the austn mainland especially in perth This is proven the virus is just a Scamdemic as the warmongers continue to keep the war racket going to protect the US$ dominant as China global success is a dead nail to the US Empire coffin 😛😛 When do we get to start laughing out loud?. Larry Curley & Mo, had nothing on these 3 political clowns.
Australia, the US and UK to announce landmark new defence pactIn Australia, federal cabinet ministers were called to a top-secret meeting in Canberra ahead of the announcement. Some were even granted border exemptions to urgently fly in for the hastily arranged meeting, sources familiar with the development said. ... Escape from Afghanistan auspol $90 billion and cabinet are being told at the last minute Somethings wrong here We need a defence from our own government!
Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines in historic security pact with US and UK“Let's not underestimate how important a day this is and what it means for Australia.” Australia, the US and the UK have announced a historic defence pact that will see our nation acquire its first fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. CUhlmann 9News CUhlmann Didn't Biden forget his name ? CUhlmann Oh great. What could possibly go wrong. CUhlmann What’s happening to the ones that are already on order from France - at a cost of $90B
Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines in historic security pact with US and UKUS President Joe Biden appeared to forget Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s name during this morning’s historic announcement of a new defence pact. Biden said “I wanna thank that fella down under” after thanking UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 9News Guy never shows up to work. It's a surprise anyone can remember his name. Well he is very forgettable 🙄 ThatFellaDownUnder Understandable.
French President Emmanuel Macron makes a speech about the Indo-Pacific on board the Australian ship HMAS Canberra in Sydney in 2018.Advertisement LOST FOR WORDS ★★★½ What did you read this morning? I’m talking just the basics – maybe the back of a cereal box, the news straps across the bottom of the TV screen or a bill that arrived in the mail yesterday.Mr McGowan's comments come after his counterpart in South Australia, Steven Marshall, told Sky News Australia on Sunday he was committed to the national plan that charts the nation's path out of the pandemic.to save articles for later.
Credit: AFP “This decision is contrary to the letter and spirit of the co-operation that prevailed between France and Australia,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said in a joint-statement. The switch “marks an absence of coherence that France can only observe and regret”, the pair added. About 43 per cent of adults lack basic literacy skills in Australia. Macron had invested serious political capital in turning the submarine contract into something more enduring. "In terms of state lockouts, I think we'll also be moving away from that and moving towards more LGA or exposure site exclusions, rather than whole of state. In 2018 he stood on a warship at Garden Island military base in Sydney and pledged a new era of French involvement in the Indo-Pacific - something the Coalition had wanted for years and welcomed with open arms. And that’s what makes parts of Lost for Words so crushing. As recently as June this year, he stuck up for Australia in its worsening tussle with China. The announcement will be made at 7am AEST, when the White House said US President Joe Biden would deliver “brief remarks about a national security initiative”.
Standing next to Morrison in the Elysee Palace courtyard, Macron said France was committed to “defending the balance in the Indo-Pacific region” and stressed “how much we consider the partnership we have with Australia to be at the heart of this Indo-Pacific strategy”. Two have some level of letter recognition but cannot read or write, others have dyslexia or hearing loss or just fell through the cracks at school.2 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated. What Macron didn’t know was that four days earlier, Morrison had used at the G7 summit in Cornwall to discuss a secret plan to ditch the French submarines and replace them with a nuclear-powered fleet using US and UK technology. Advertisement Morrison’s rationale was not that the trouble-plagued French shipbuilder Naval Group would fail to deliver on time or on budget but that the growing threat from China meant the program needed the added heft of the US military. It’s awful and even more so when you see the distress on their faces as they attempt to navigate basic tasks, such as trying to identify caster sugar in the supermarket. Prime Minister Scott Morrison with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in June. "Wait and see what happens. Credit: AP The Australian Prime Minister told Macron at that Elysee Palace meeting, and in the days after, that Australia was considering its options.” And that’s when I cracked. Credit: Getty Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese and three other senior members of his frontbench were also given the rare opportunity to be briefed on the highly sensitive matter.
But he did not tell Macron about the plan being developed in secret with the US and UK. For reasons yet to be explained, Morrison and Macron did not speak over the phone this week despite the momentous news. And to watch Shelle stress as she struggled with something as simple as catching a train or reading a shopping list is confronting. "Obviously if South Australia then has community spread of the virus, they may regret that decision. And in a joint televised address with Biden and Johnson, Morrison did not once mention France. It fell to Biden to insist France was still a key ally in the region. But it’s more the distress on Shelle’s face, as she crosses her fingers on the train, hopeful it will stop at the right platform. “We’ve been reckless and callous with a very sensitive power who was getting closer to us,” says one senior figure involved in the Australia-France relationship. "We're running about the same level of vaccination as South Australia, maybe a per cent or two behind," he said. Mr Morrison will have his first in-person one-on-one meeting with Mr Biden during the trip.
“This will hurt us. Advertisement And then there is Mike. We will be cut-price in Europe.” The problem for Morrison is that he has dudded Macron just as the President takes over from retiring German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the de-facto leader of Europe. He left school at 14 and has been so traumatised by his inability to read and write he has contemplated suicide." Mr McGowan previously said he will only do away with Western Australia's hard border measures"when an overwhelming majority of our population has been vaccinated". Australia hasn’t just picked a fight with France but also the European Union. The relationship was already rocky after the EU blocked the shipment of millions of AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia earlier this year. Loading The statistics are eye-opening, too: 43 per cent of Australian adults lack the literacy skills to navigate normal life.
Loading How will France respond? The first step might be to reassess the extent of its involvement in the Indo-Pacific. Observers believe Thursday’s announcement will also imperil negotiations for a free-trade agreement between Australia and the EU, a high-income market of almost 450 million people with a GDP of around $US15 trillion. Perhaps it’s because reading and writing are the great loves of my life, so it’s easy to empathise with the students’ anguish. “Everyone in Paris is shell shocked,” says Benjamin Haddad, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. Haddad predicted the announcement represented the lowest point in US-France relations since 2003, when Paris openly criticised Washington for invading Iraq. No one should ever be made to feel that way over something they cannot do. Gérard Araud, a former French ambassador to the US, put it this way: “The world is a jungle.
France has just been reminded of this bitter truth by the way the US and the UK have stabbed her in the back in Australia. There’s determination to change and joy in small victories, such as realising that the spices in the supermarket are in alphabetical order.” All sides are calculating that the long-term benefits of closer defence ties between Australia, the UK and US outweigh the medium-term damage inflicted on their relationship with France. But Macron is going nowhere in a hurry. Even if you experience no problems with literacy, you’ll learn something watching this and maybe next time you see someone struggling in the supermarket, you’ll help them instead of judging them. And he will have a very long memory. Get a note direct from our foreign correspondents .30pm, Wednesday.