During her back-to-school speech in Hénin-Beaumont (Pas-de-Calais), Marine Le Pen castigated, on Sunday September 10, the “subtle mixture of marketing and dishonesty” of “Emmanuel Macron’s policy” and dismissed in the future European elections, “a fundamental democratic meeting for the French”.
Deploring a “generalized collapse” of France, the leader of the deputies of the National Rally detailed for half an hour at the podium the causes of this “downgrading”, from public services to the economy, including 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 National 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 symbols at school, if we had less timid rulers,” she squeaked.
“Disinterest, even nonchalance”
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 to public transport. She also attacked the “disinterest, even 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 increase for teachers, etc.) during her speech, Ms. Le Pen estimated that “the time when the opposition that we embody was only a force of CONTESTATION ". “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.”