Marine Le Pen castigated on Sunday the "subtle mix of marketing and dishonesty" of "Emmanuel Macron's policy" and referred to the future European elections, "a fundamental democratic meeting for the French", during her speech. returned to Hénin-Beaumont (Pas-de-Calais).
Deploring a "generalized collapse" of France, the leader of the deputies of the National Rally detailed for a short half an hour at the podium the springs of this "downgrading", from public services to the economy, via the "bankruptcy" in terms of immigration or by the "pandemic of unbridled violence".
From her stronghold in Pas-de-Calais, Ms. Le Pen notably highlighted the “dramatic situation” of the school and the “false answers” provided, according to her, by the Minister of Education Gabriel Attal.
As for the ban on the abaya pronounced at the start of the school year, "I find it difficult to be fascinated by the implementation of a measure which, in reality, should have been in force since the vote of the law of 2004 on religious signs at school, if we had less timorous rulers”, she gritted.
More generally, Ms. Le Pen attacked the “subtle mixture of marketing and dishonesty” which colors “Emmanuel Macron’s policy” in all areas, from hospitals to nursing homes and public transport.
She also attacked the “disinterest, even the nonchalance displayed by Emmanuel Macron and some of his ministers for the protection of the French”, particularly targeting illegal immigration.
Listing a few proposals (lowering VAT, salary increases for teachers, etc.) during her speech, Ms. Le Pen estimated that "the time when the opposition that we embody was only a force of protest.
“More than ever, we embody hope and solutions,” she said, setting the course for the next European elections in June 2024, “a fundamental democratic meeting for the French.”
The leader of the RN deputies specified that she would present next weekend in Beaucaire (Gard) a "proposal which should bring together all those who are attached to their nation and who are aware that without it, there is no no more freedom, no prosperity, no identity, no security, no progress".
Before her speech, Ms. Le Pen had wandered around the city's flea market, taking selfies or posing in an old Volkswagen with young women dressed in retro 1950s style.
"We will do a lot more the day we are in a situation, don't worry," she slipped to a resident who challenged her.
While Ms. Le Pen benefits from favorable polls, “France is starting to see clearly,” rejoices Pascal Delbecque, a retired electrician. If she becomes president, "at least she will do a little for us French people", he continues.
Present during the speech, Bastien, forklift driver and RN activist, calls on the French to "give Marine a chance" after having "tried almost all the parties". "We see that purchasing power is continuously decreasing and that no one is moving. We have to find a solution," he pleads again.
10/09/2023 16:56:52 - Hénin-Beaumont (France) (AFP) - © 2023 AFP