Third dose, nuclear, presidential … Emmanuel Macron’s speech makes you cough

Tuesday, November 9, for the ninth time since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Emmanuel Macron addressed the French during a speech, in a speech encompassing both a new progress report on the health situation in France and a reminder of the reforms planned by the government. New conditions for the validity of the health pass, return of certain barrier measures, reform of unemployment insurance, relaunch of the nuclear program… The president’s announcements made us cough, on the right and on the left.

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Haro on the third “mandatory” dose

The conditioning of the health pass for injection for people over 65 jumped up part of the opposition, like Alain Houpert, senator from Côte-d’Or, who denounced a benchmarking of the values ​​of the Republic : A conditional freedom is no longer a freedom.

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, fiercely opposed to compulsory vaccination to obtain the health pass, unsurprisingly criticized this announcement: “Emmanuel Macron does not want to give us back our freedom until” the whole earth is immune “, and he adds that additional doses are needed every 6 months …”

Nuclear tension

As for the announcement of the relaunch of the nuclear construction program, it inevitably caused coughs, among the Greens, but not only. Eric Schahl, general delegate of the UDI, quipped on Twitter, pointing to the change in government position on this issue: It’s not the weather vane that turns. It’s the wind turbine!

For Yannick Jadot, ELLV candidate for the 2022 presidential election, Emmanuel Macron is definitely the man of the lobbies. Whatever the cost for the climate, it allies itself with coal Poland. Whatever the cost for the French, it is the agent of nuclear power, an electricity twice as expensive as that of renewable energies.

A president in campaign?

A significant number of Emmanuel Macron’s political opponents felt that this speech sounded like a presidential campaign speech. For now, the president has not confirmed his candidacy. The end of this speech was punctuated by a leitmotif, believe in France, moreover already used by Edouard Balladur in 1995. For Olivier Faure, boss of the PS, “The last sentence was missing: this is the reason why I am again a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic .

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Jean-Christophe Lagarde, president of the UDI, considered that Emmanuel Macron, in his intervention, abused of his function to value the hidden candidate that he is already.

A point of view shared by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, boss of the Insoumis, who declared to LCI : Clearly, he is a candidate, and his speaking time is not counted as such.

At the other end of the political spectrum, Marine Le Pen, declared candidate for the presidential election of spring 2022: the third dose will therefore have been only an excuse to make a campaign speech of which almost all the declarations are eminently questionable. Unemployment, insecurity, purchasing power… The parallel world of E. Macron is far from the realities that the French live!

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