Deep sigh from Roland Lescure, deputy and spokesperson for La République en Marche (LREM), thinking of the controversy over the establishment of unique and meatless menus in Lyon canteens to respect the anti-Covid protocol: a little depressed … Our collective capacity to deal with events which are above all in the nature of the incident is absolutely unalterable. »Three days of government cacophony, where we saw the ministers Julien Denormandie (Agriculture) or Gérald Darmanin (Interior) standing up against the measure taken by the EELV mayor of Lyon Grégory Doucet, then publicly contradicted by their colleague Barbara Pompili ( Ecological transition) when Olivier Véran (Health) judged that there was nothing to “debate” …
In Matignon, we think it’s time to put an end to this funny play. “The less we feed the self-supporting controversies, the better we are,” wrote the director of Jean Castex’s cabinet, Nicolas Revel, in an email addressed to directors of cabinet across the government. A firm message, deploring that “the apparently contradictory expressions of a certain number of members of the government” feed “polemics on peripheral subjects coupled with a form of ministerial cacophony”.
“Upstream setting and downstream alignment”
“When a member of the government has spoken, it is not a good method for others to contradict him”, he states again, advocating this credo: “Wedging upstream and alignment downstream”. A call to order at the request of the Prime Minister, who reserves the right to pass on the message again in person, orally.
Enough to turn the page? Nothing says so. Because Barbara Pompili (Monday evening on Twitter), like Julien Denormandie (in Le Parisien and on RTL this Tuesday morning) camped on their positions. The fire also spread to the majority. Monday February 22 in the evening, it is the deputy LREM Jean-Baptiste Moreau, who criticizes Barbara Pompili in these terms: “Pragmatism like the love of science and loyalty are concepts which are foreign to you. “An exit which did not hesitate to reply immediately Hugues Renson, vice-president LREM of the National Assembly and co-founder with Pompili of the party In common, considering that “dogmatism is to consider that a woman is disloyal when she defends her convictions”. Following them, other Marcheur parliamentarians made their voices heard (dissonant among themselves).
A revealer of the divisions of the majority
Anecdotal? Revealing, too. “It is a controversy flush with the daisies, but which reveals the divisions within the government and the majority”, observes an LREM deputy. Roland Lescure agrees: “I am not sure that the children of Lyon will die of anemia in the days to come, nor sure that the measure will greatly reduce greenhouse gases. Everyone is in politics, including the mayor of Lyon. This shows that France’s relationship with ecology is not quite simple and neither is ours. “
In everyone’s mind, there is the next examination of the text carried by Barbara Pompili, resulting from the Citizen’s Convention for the climate, already strongly criticized by associations and elected environmentalists and a factor of internal divisions. “The tension is mounting as the Climate and Resilience Bill approaches,” admits a LREM deputy. Everyone knows within the government and the majority, the exercise promises to be delicate. “I would prefer that, in view of the examination of the bill, we manage to focus on what brings us together”, pleads for his part Roland Lescure. Wishful thinking? Observing the skirmishes of recent days, an LREM deputy shudders in advance: “This bill is going to be a nightmare …”
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