11 Dec 2018

Macron promises change but ‘Gilets Jaunes’ left unimpressed

Europe Editor and Presenter

Last night saw President Macron speak publicly for the first time about the anti-government violence that have gripped the country for the last four weekends.

More than 20 million people tuned in to watch as the French President offered some contrition and offered rises to pay and pensions.

But it seems the people he needed to appeal to most, the yellow-jacketed ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters, have been left unimpressed by the man they continue to call the ‘President of the Rich’.