At the end of the Prime Minister’s general policy speech, several opposition leaders castigated his choice not to submit to the vote of confidence but also his roadmap.
On July 6, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne called, during her general policy statement, on the opposition to “build together [des] compromise” to meet economic or climatic challenges, warning against “disorder and instability”. A call which has so far, unsurprisingly, aroused mistrust among the ranks of the opposition.
From the rostrum of the National Assembly, the president of the deputies of the National Rally (RN), Marine Le Pen thus scathing: “Madam Prime Minister, you are today unable to solicit a vote of confidence. I dare say that you have done well, because we have no confidence in your government.”
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) July 6, 2022
“Madame Borne, you cannot act as if nothing had happened, as if nothing had changed. The people have voted: hear it! We are its representatives: hear us!” Added the presidential finalist.
For her part, the leader of the deputies of La France insoumise, Mathilde Panot, accused the tenant of Matignon of “governing against the people” accusing her in passing of having been “the zealous craftswoman of the breakage of the public service rail and unemployment insurance”.
Mathilde Panot to Élisabeth Borne: “You always want to govern against the people, except that your power is in the process of decay” pic.twitter.com/1VOHMcFBQ3
— BFMTV (@BFMTV) July 6, 2022
The leader of the deputies of La France insoumise, Mathilde Panot, also castigated the “save who can” of Elisabeth Borne. “A vote of confidence was needed. But you chose to flee […] Your strategy now is “save who can”. And you are ready for anything. Never compromise but all compromises.”
For the deputy of Debout la France, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, “to pay tribute to our caregivers, to congratulate them, to want to support them… but to refuse to reinstate at least 15,000 of them when the hospital is short of arms. This is the “at the same time” of contempt! The elected representative of Essonne announced that he would vote for the motion of censure launched by Nupes.
Pay tribute to our caregivers, congratulate them, want to support them… but refuse to reinstate at least 15,000 of them when the hospital is short of arms. This is the “at the same time” of contempt! #directAN
— N. Dupont-Aignan (@dupontaignan) July 6, 2022
The communist (PCF) Fabien Roussel was satisfied with the renationalisation of EDF while remaining cautious about the purpose of the operation, and criticized the fact that the Prime Minister did not have “a word for raise all wages in the private sector”. “This government has deliberately chosen to turn its back on work,” he exclaimed on Twitter.
Not a word to raise all wages in the private sector.
This government has deliberately chosen to turn its back on work!#DirectAN
— Fabien Roussel (@Fabien_Roussel) July 6, 2022
The president of the socialist and related group in Nupes Boris Vallaud warned Elisabeth Borne: “Madam Prime Minister, we were not elected to give President Macron the majority that the French refused him. Even less to implement the retirement at 65 or the counterparts to the RSA.
“Madam Prime Minister, we were not elected to give President Macron the majority that the French denied him.
— Socialist and related deputies (@socialistesAN) July 6, 2022
On the other hand, the representative of Les Républicains (LR) in the Assembly, Olivier Marleix, was less virulent, assuring that his party did not want “sterile blockages”. “Yes, we are ready to vote for all the texts that will go in the direction of a national leap forward, that of purchasing power through work, the reconstruction of our industrial apparatus, the punishment of offenders, or access to Cheers to all,” he said. However, he denounced the “shaky orientations” of the President of the Republic.
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