The leader of LR deputies, Olivier Marleix, asked Élisabeth Borne, who receives political parties and parliamentary groups, on Thursday to organize "a conference on energy prices" which are soaring, and displayed his divergence on the immigration with the PS and EELV.
The Prime Minister "was very open to the subject", added Mr. Marleix after more than an hour of interview at Matignon as part of this series of meetings with political forces.
“Petrol at 2 euros” per liter, “is obviously unbearable” after “a year of inflation which penalizes purchasing power”, he noted, asking “the State not to not behave like a war profiteer since the fuel tax goes into (his) pockets.”
Asked about the call from the national secretary of the PCF, Fabien Roussel, to "invade" the prefectures if necessary to ask the State to "act" in the face of rising prices, he refused to participate in an "outbidding between the left and the extreme left" but ironically said that he had "already invaded the Prime Minister's office" so that "the government could take up the subject".
Without joining the call of the communists, the national secretary of EELV Marine Tondelier affirmed that there was "a dominant class that we will have to disrupt a little at some point otherwise things will not change".
"If in the budget there are no extremely strong tax justice measures, yes there may be anger", because "people can't take it anymore", added alongside her the leader of the environmentalist deputies Cyrielle Chatelain.
On the immigration bill, Ms. Tondelier estimated that the text, “whatever its content, will not change anything in the daily lives of the French” but “will ignite the political debate”.
Defending a “welcome policy”, Ms Chatelain stressed having “no common vision” with Les Républicains on the subject.
Olivier Marleix, who threatens to censor the government if the text is "lax", warned that "if we do not go as far as modifying the Constitution, nothing will happen".
On immigration, "if the government's choice falls on an agreement with the LR, we will not be there", warned the first secretary of the Socialist Party Olivier Faure, who on the other hand welcomed the co-signed column with certain deputies of the majority to preserve the social aspect of the text, a "base" for "possible discussion" according to him.
He deplored more generally a "dialogue of the deaf" with the government "because nothing is moving forward concretely" and the "major subjects" of inflation and the climate have "not been dealt with".
“It is therefore very difficult to manage (...) to conceive of a possible path with a government which obviously has its own trajectory and considers that it is absolutely unamendable,” he added, judging the government “ stuck” in a “neoliberal logic”.
On a possible motion of censure, "nothing is excluded" in the face of the "blindness" of the executive, affirmed alongside him the leader of the PS deputies Boris Vallaud.
First to be received on Tuesday, the head of the deputies Liot Bertrand Pancher also said that "nothing can be excluded" in terms of censorship, following a "frank" discussion with Ms. Borne.
14/09/2023 14:56:14 - Paris (AFP) - © 2023 AFP