Former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe warned against "a form of disintegration of the nation", for lack of a clear "strategy", particularly in terms of education, this Sunday in an interview with TF1. Now head of the Horizons party, Édouard Philippe asks: “What is school for, in a Republic like France, in the 21st century? » “This question is often raised and I do not believe that it is clearly addressed or that there is a completely obvious answer,” he laments.
Édouard Philippe, who will publish a book on Wednesday entitled Des Lieus qui dit (ed. J.C. Lattès), will make his political comeback on Friday at the Horizons summer days in Angers then will debate on Sunday with Fabien Roussel at the Fête de l'Humanité.
Determined to “feed the public debate” and “conquer power democratically” with Horizons, Édouard Philippe said he was “reconciling” a “very great determination” with a “very great patience” in view of the 2027 presidential election, while ironizing on the "predictive value" of the polls which put him in a very good position.
Asked about his relationship with Emmanuel Macron, who recently described him as a “friend”, Édouard Philippe said he was “happy that he says it and that he means it”, without using the same term. “When you have a President of the Republic and a Prime Minister, their relations are not placed on the register of friendship”, he evacuated, referring to “cordial relations” and “trust”.