The gilets jaunes movement has just celebrated its fifth anniversary. Now that their protests have largely died down, we must ask what they managed to achieve. In spite of some concessions on fuel and electricity prices , their spokesperson points out that their demands still apply , such as social and fiscal justice, the end of privileges, return of the wealth tax, and an improvement to the cost of living. As far as these demands go, I can only concur.
What's more, with the recent shocking revelations from a Guardian/Oxfam investigation that 10% of the world's richest people cause 50% of the worlds emissions , perhaps we should think again about raising fuel taxes which hit the poor disproportionately. The rich will continue to pollute our earth, at whatever the cost. We really must think 'out of the box.'