The French want to pay less tax.

That was the clear message that emerged from a two-month “Great Debate” that saw voters present their grievances and suggest remedies to President Emmanuel Macron.

“There’s an exasperation about taxes,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in Paris April 8, as he was presented with a study outlining the findings of the national debate. “The clear message is that taxes must fall and fall fast.”

Other findings were that the French want a better...