This is what we call saying his way of thinking. Asked on the sidelines of a trip on the establishment of a unique menu and without meat in the canteens of Lyon schools, here is Barbara Pompili bluntly blurted out: “I very much regret that on this subject, we fall back into a prehistoric debate, a debate where we convey worn-out clichés, clichés of the type: vegetarian food would be an unbalanced diet […]. We also hear that children from disadvantaged backgrounds eat less meat than others. There are studies that show the opposite. “Painful” clichés, still torpedoing the Minister of Ecological Transition. His words have been weighed. They are assumed. From the frontal.
Because in doing so, Pompili publicly shatters the arguments put forward by his government colleagues who, like Julien Denormandie (Agriculture) or Gérald Darmanin (Interior), stepped up this weekend against the measure put in place by the mayor. EELV de Lyon, Grégory Doucet, as part of the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. “Everyone has reacted to a situation that everyone considers aberrant,” maintains Denormandie, with the Parisian – Today in France.
Barbara Pompili, already accused by some of lacking loyalty to the government, has drawn the wrath of Jean-Baptiste Moreau, deputy for Creuse and spokesperson … for LREM. “Pragmatism like the love of science and loyalty are concepts that are foreign to you,” he criticized him on Twitter Monday night. Atmosphere.
A little earlier, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran had nevertheless given the feeling of wanting to calm things down on the meatless menu of Lyon by estimating that “there is no need to argue” …
A decision already taken in the spring
No outcry, moreover, in the spring, when the former mayor of Lyon and historic Walker, Gérard Collomb, had taken an identical decision. “We can’t compare! We were just out of confinement, in short-term management. Today, we are in a situation where we unfortunately have to live with the virus. And the solution would be to say that we no longer offer meat to our children in the canteens? “Maintains the Minister of Agriculture, ensuring to react” for nutritional and social concerns “.
“He defends farmers,” blows an adviser to the executive. Emmanuel Macron will take the opportunity of his trip to Côte-d’Or this Tuesday in a farm (with Denormandie at his side) to settle the debate? “No comment” escaped Monday from the Elysee.
This strong opposition to the mayor of Lyon is also linked to “the presumption of decisions guided by ideology”, decrypts a minister. “They have a militant vision of public action,” also denounces a LREM deputy. “When we had a single meal, for reasons of convenience, no one suspected me of wanting to introduce more vegetarian menus at school and gradually reduce the proportion of meat. Now, we have the impression that we want to guide everyone in one direction. This is where the ambiguity is created, ”Judge Gérard Collomb, who appeared… alongside the demonstrators in Lyon on Monday.
An “anti-social” ecology
Beyond the controversy, it is indeed a political battle that is being played out here. “I have always been so that the students can have the choice and if the town hall is committed to a rapid return to normal, of which act. But there is still a subject with this ecology which, in the end, becomes anti-social. The risk is to arrive at a model where a whole part of consumption is reserved for an elite ”, estimates the spokesman of the government, Gabriel Attal. Julien Denormandie, more cash: “Political ecology today has lost its social dimension. We are at a time when two ecologies clash: an ecology of the inter-self and an ecology of government which supports everyone. “
Bordeaux or Strasbourg, cities led by new green mayors, did not choose such a measure. But we do not hesitate to return the ball to the executive, suspected of wanting to discredit EELV with a view to 2022. “It is clear that Emmanuel Macron fears the push from the Greens. He, his government and his majority are doing everything possible to caricature the public policies carried out by environmentalists. They are going to the bazooka ”, tackles an elected EELV from Bordeaux.
In echo, a minister also warns against the risk of placing himself in this face-to-face: “We must be offensive, but not only put ourselves in a duel with the ecologists, because at the end , we always end up appearing less saying on everything. “At stake, one of the major themes of the future presidential election, but also the cohesion of the government.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr