Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eric for President?

I apologise for bringing up the coming elections again. This time it's good news; Eric Cantona the ex footballer, artist and actor is looking for the 500 letters of support from mayors to allow him to stand for election. He wants to draw attention to the homeless and near homeless that live in the most terrible conditions in our big cities.  I mentioned Emmaüs in a post on my Still Learning blog. Since Emmaüs' founder, Abbé Pierre, died in 2007, the homeless have lacked a high profile champion.  Well if Eric gets onto the lists, he's got my vote!

 This is Eric Cantona's ad about poor housing in France.  It is in French, but I think it's understandable, at the ends he asks 'will you take it?'


The Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Anji,

If he were standing in Manchester, he would get loads of votes simply because of who he is.




Anji said...

PM: I think he'd get plenty of votes here too for the same reason.

Véronique said...

Simple but powerful ad!

Caroline said...

Football can do some good...

Wendy Ascham said...

I read only last night about poverty amongst the indigenous white people of Britain. Apparently 1 out of every 10 children live in poverty because of lack of jobs for the parents (Govt figures).

It's just la belle France!

Anji said...

Véronique: it makes you think, this is not supposed to be a third world country

Caroline: he's cashing in on it in a good way.

Wendy: hello! It doesn't take much digging to come up with dirt. I hope that Eric makes a difference