Health, economic, security crisis: France is on fire. At the head of the flame party, Marine Le Pen does not intend to change her posture of “republican opposition” to Emmanuel Macron, which she has adopted for several weeks. The context could however lend itself to it while public opinion is heated white by the increase in Islamist attacks and containment measures less well accepted than in March. If Marine Le Pen sharply criticizes the management of the Covid crisis, in particular on masks and tests, she has not called into question the very principle of reconfinement. “And in any case, we call for not respecting the rules! », Insists his entourage.
On the security front, her DNA, Marine Le Pen made a statement to the press after the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine attack in which she called for “war legislation”. Basically, it confined itself essentially, despite a martial tone, to taking up old party proposals. Such as the creation of suitable penitentiary centers or the reform of the nationality code. The president of the RN was careful to specify that, in her eyes, it was not a question of “waging a war on one or more religions” but “of attacking the sectarian drift of a political Islam”.
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A line finally quite close to that carried by several LR executives who, like Christian Estrosi, asked to “be exempt from the laws of peace” or even, as Eric Ciotti suggested, to demand a “Guantanamo French-style “. A proposal “irresponsible” because “we are not going to open prisons without rights”, it is fine to denounce the special advisor of Marine Le Pen, Philippe Olivier, who even takes pleasure in estimating that the words of Gérald Darmanin on Hallal shelves in supermarkets are ‘off topic’. “In the ambient uncertainty, people aspire to a solution of order, not to stupid solutions”, adds the strategist of the party.
“The political class and public opinion come to our positions. We have the precedence and legitimacy on the subject “, abounds the Niçois Philippe Vardon who recalls that in 2012, Marine Le Pen was already wondering” how many Mohamed Merah “were hiding in the flow of migrants. No need to add, “the French know that Marine Le Pen will not have the hand that trembles in the face of the Islamists”.
“This is not the time to be consensual”
Internally, this strategy of “restraint” however clashes with the feelings of the toughest activists. “We must be careful not to be a caricature of ourselves, it’s true, but we should also not err on the side of decency: can we be content to say that we must defend the values of the Republic? ? “Asks an elected RN. “Marine Le Pen thinks that her presidentialization involves watering down her speech. She takes up the progressive fears. It was a good strategy four years ago. But the real now exceeds our discourse ”, attacks a party official.
Anxious not to be overwhelmed, Marine Le Pen took care to reframe twice publicly her national delegate for studies and arguments, Jean Messiha who had notably considered that “Islam is not compatible with the Republic”. “It is I who determines the line of the movement and it is I who am a presidential candidate,” she retorted curtly on BFMTV on October 30. Sign of the sensitivity of the subject, Jean Messiha will soon, according to our information, slam the door of the party.
“The current events should be an extraordinary booster, but she wants so much to normalize…, regrets an elected official. Our target is the protesting electorate. This is not the time to be consensual, we must make a divisive campaign when Gérald Darmanin comes out of the heavy. Otherwise our voters risk taking refuge in abstention. “” We may be leftists, but still not Islamo-leftists! »Prefers to laugh about it.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr