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Yeah, kinda like anything even mildly public-oriented has "conservatives" screaming "Communism!"

To be fair, a lot of people I see on 'the left' scream that there's only the far right and no real, old school middle right. Same said about "the right" about the far left.

Sadly there's too many on either end and not enough of us in the middle. Or maybe we're just not loud enough.
 
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To be fair, a lot of people I see on 'the left' scream that there's only the far right and no real, old school middle right. Same said about "the right" about the far left.

Sadly there's too many on either end and not enough of us in the middle. Or maybe we're just not loud enough.
That’s the thing about us in the middle. Everybody thinks that they are in the middle.

I think I’m in the middle (I’m probably not but I think that). You think you’re in the middle (you may be, or you may not be). Everybody on this forum thinks that they are in the middle (they may or may not be).
 
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Anyway, it’s interesting, from the outside looking in:
Looks like the warm-up to the Paris Olympics, just over two weeks away. 😉

In this context and in this thread, would Macron be considered the middle/centre-ish here?
 
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That’s the thing about us in the middle. Everybody thinks that they are in the middle.

I think I’m in the middle (I’m probably not but I think that). You think you’re in the middle (you may be, or you may not be). Everybody on this forum thinks that they are in the middle (they may or may not be).

I admit I'm left on things, and right on things. So Middle... eh, sort of? Depends on the Subject.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Looks like the warm-up to the Paris Olympics, just over two weeks away. 😉
A top French trade union leader on Thursday urged President Emmanuel Macron to let a left-wing alliance govern after it came first in a legislative election, hinting that any alternative could be met with protests during the Paris Olympics.
In his first public comments since the New Popular Front (NFP) beat his own centrist camp into second place in Sunday's election, Macron said on Wednesday that "no one had won" and asked "republican forces" to form a "solid majority" to govern.
In this context and in this thread, would Macron be considered the middle/centre-ish here?
(The NFP doesn’t include Macron)

That has been understood to mean he wants a coalition, opens new tab of centrists and moderate parties from the NFP, such as the Socialists and Greens, excluding the hard-left insurgent party France Unbowed which he deems beyond the respectable spectrum.

Macron's comments have been met with howls of anger on the left, including from the railway workers' branch of the CGT, which responded by calling for protests on July 18, the day when the newly elected parliament is scheduled to convene.

Sophie Binet, leader of the CGT union, said Macron was in denial about the result of the election and should appoint as prime minister whoever the NFP picks. Members of the alliance have been trying all week to agree on a name and a strategy to govern without a majority.

It said the protests should take place in front of prefectures, the seats of state authority all around the country, and in front of the National Assembly in Paris, to demand that the NFP form a government.

Binet said "all of us should take part in these gatherings to keep the National Assembly under scrutiny and ensure that the people's vote is respected," hinting that protests could continue during the Olympics if Macron did not comply.

"At this stage, we haven't planned any strikes during the Olympics, but if Macron continues to throw petrol on to the flames," she said, without finishing her sentence. The Olympics start on July 26.

Options for government include a broad coalition, a minority government or a technocratic government led by a non-politically affiliated person, which would seek to pass laws in parliament on a case-by-case basis, with ad hoc agreements.