The second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic will have got the better of the national unity which had prevailed in the spring during the confinement. It is, on the contrary, a barrage that the government and Emmanuel Macron have suffered since the “consultation” in Matignon between Jean Castex and representatives of political parties and groups. A meeting organized Tuesday, October 27 on the eve of the televised intervention of the Head of State, who is to announce new restrictive measures in the face of the worsening health crisis. The volley of green wood even came from part of the presidential majority. Very close to the Head of State, François Bayrou (MoDem), the High Commissioner for Planning, was thus hostile to the scenario of “a generalized reconfinement, the idea that we would close everything”.
But the most virulent criticisms emanate of course from the oppositions. And advancing the debate in the Assembly and the Senate scheduled for this Thursday morning would undoubtedly not have prevented the tenors of both right and left from speaking out against decisions of the executive considered to be unilateral.
“A mock consultation”
For the boss of the Republicans (LR), Christian Jacob, the meeting of Tuesday evening was “hallucinating”. “We all arrived with a good frame of mind, but they did a mock consultation. Castex asks us for our opinion on measures that he does not announce and says himself that he does not know! »Indignantly the leader of the right. “An absurd trip! »Denounces Marine Le Pen, president of the National Rally (RN).
The left is in unison in this flood of criticism. The meeting in Matignon was “surreal”, according to Olivier Faure, the First Secretary of the Socialist Party. “We could have come to an agreement with each other, formed a sort of consensus, national solidarity and move forward together in the face of the anguish that grips the French, alas, that was not possible” , he laments. Former President François Hollande has also gone with his claws, judging that the deconfinement has been “too fast and the start of September organized too optimistically”.
“In Matignon, the Prime Minister asks the opinion of the political forces without evoking the scenarios envisaged. By favoring the economy over health, the government makes us lose on both counts, ”tweeted Julien Bayou, the boss of the Greens. As for the deputy of rebellious France Adrien Quatennens, he shoots red balls on “the lack of preparation, the mistakes, the inconsistencies and improvisations of the government”.
“A real risk of revolt”, judge Estrosi
Should we then fear for France a scenario identical to that experienced by Italy where, for a few days, the revolt has been brewing against the tightening of measures to fight the virus? “The acceptability of these decisions is weaker and weaker! There is in our fragile and fragmented society a real risk of revolt, it is necessary to be very attentive there, estimates Christian Estrosi, the mayor (LR) of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes).
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who asks for free masks, the constitution of a public pole of drugs and aid to avoid “famine” among the poorest populations, wants to be “responsible. “Even if we are extremely worried, we will practice sanitary discipline, insists the leader of the rebellious. We’re not going to create a mess. We will not call for civil disobedience. “
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