In U.K. Visit, Hollande Urges Unity to Cut French Debt
July 10, 2012,Â ByÂ ALEX BRITTAIN
LONDONâ€”Everyone in France must contribute to reducing the national debt, French President FranĂ§ois Hollande said Tuesday, insisting that his government’s austerity measuresâ€”which include a rise in the top rate of tax for high earnersâ€”aren’t meant to punish the rich.
Mr. Hollande, speaking at the French Embassy before a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, said people should come together in their country’s interest to help repair the battered public finances.
“We need to call upon a form of patriotism,” he said.
“It is not about….”