EU Report - Ritula Shah in Lille

Feb 14, 2012, 03:07 PM

Nicolas Sarkozy's in difficult position. He faces an election next year and right now, he's trailing in the polls...and yet whatever happens in the Eurozone crisis, France, like many of its neighbours faces a period of spending cuts. But the French have long enjoyed high levels of public spending as part of their cherished "social model" -- so how do they feel about a future which is likely to include higher taxes, later retirement and a slimmed down public sector? On 2nd December, Ritula Shah travelled been to the northern city of Lille to find out. #Austerity #BBC #EU #Eurocrisis #Eurozone #France #Lille #Sarkozy