BBC - This World: Quelle Catastrophe! France (2015) 720p HDTV x264-MVGroup
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3021 Kbps | 59mn 10s | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.32 GiB
For years we have looked on in envy at a French way of life that combined high living standards, generous welfare benefits and superb public transport. But now Robert Peston investigates how economic stagnation is threatening the treasured 'social model', and how a potential political earthquake could undermine the very fabric of the European Union itself. In the wake of the great economic crash of 2008, as other countries embarked on financial belt-tightening, the French shunned austerity and eventually voted in a left-wing president who instead promised tax rises and a continuation of the high public spending the country was accustomed to. Now even Francois Hollande has had to perform a U-turn and is promising reforms. This in turn has led to a surge in support for the right-wing politics of Marine Le Pen and the Front National, with their ferociously anti-European agenda.