We don't need to go further than this graph. It's self-explanatory.
Excerpt and link to article by Doug Saunders, political correspondent for the Globe and Mail:
"Iíve spent the week in cobblestoned squares, listening to French presidential candidates argue that their countryís way of life is threatened by forces from beyond its borders. Itís a popular refrain these days: As economies falter, people fear the economic and human waves sweeping in from beyond.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has led the way, pledging to reintroduce trade protectionism, reinstitute passport checks and cut immigration. His challenger FranÁois Hollande has also suggested more protectionist policies and less immigration. As a result, four out of five French voters now believe that globalization is bad for their livelihoods, and that borders should be closed to foreign investment and immigration.
As I listened to these warnings, I couldnít help thinking about how my week had begun in London.
On Monday morning, I paid the electricity and gas bills by writing a cheque to a French company. We buy our heat and light, as do 5.7 million other British families, from EDF Energy, a state-owned French company that provides a quarter of Europeís electricity.
Then I took the garbage bags to the curb, where they were collected expertly by employees of the French company Veolia Environnement. Its 331,226 workers provide garbage collection, water treatment, street lighting and public transportation in 77 countries. ..."
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What, you mean that French companies operate in other countries, even in a country as far as 23 miles away??!!
What a shocker.
I couldn't care less if Carrefour employs thousands of Polish people in Poland... I want them to provide employment for the French people in France.
StormZ outrage cry incomingI couldn't care less if Carrefour employs thousands of Polish people in Poland.
Oh and BTW, I would kindly ask you to refrain from using the word 'imbecile' to qualify me.
Indeed I am.