We must not trust the heckling that reigns in the hemicycle of the National Assembly when this Wednesday, at 3 p.m., Jean Castex goes up to the podium. The moment is solemn for this almost unknown guest invited to reveal himself, and who will obtain a few hours later a broad confidence with 345 votes. In front of him, the deputies all wear a mask. Those of the communist group are red. In his singing accent but in a monotonous tone, Jean Castex explains what the last 600 days of the Macron quinquennium will look like.
On the form, the one who presents himself as a “simple citizen” and “mayor of the field” - “cabinet collaborator! Fuse in the ranks of the right - insists on its operational side. “For a long time, stewardship has not followed. The decrees that the government promulgates are lost in meandering meanders, "he regrets.
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On the recovery plan of 100 billion euros, announced the day before by Emmanuel Macron, the Prime Minister ensures that "the government will present, every two months, a specific point of its implementation, its impacts and its results " "I would like to pay particular attention to the streamlining and simplification of procedures which could delay or hinder its application", adds Jean Castex, who takes this opportunity to confirm the creation of a general planning commission. In the hemicycle, Jean-Luc Mélenchon raises his arms to the sky while the Insubmissive Eric Coquerel makes the V of victory.
Basically, it is this recovery plan of 100 billion euros that constitutes the heart of the Prime Minister's intervention. "100 billion euros is not nothing, but it is a vital necessity", insists Jean Castex who does not want to hear about "budgetary austerity". 40 billion euros will be earmarked for industry, 6 billion for the health system, 20 billion for the environment, one of the blind spots of the Elysian intervention of the previous day. Thermal renovation of buildings, reduction of transport emissions, "very ambitious" bicycle plan but also moratorium for the installation of new shopping center projects in peri-urban areas "to fight against the artificialisation of soils", Jean Castex foresees that " all territories ", a word he repeated as a mantra, be" endowed with ecological development contracts "by the end of 2021.
Special diets will disappear
He who is also the mayor of Prades and departmental advisor of the Pyrénées-Orientales specifies that all the job creation of civil servants for 2021 will be affected in the departmental services of the State and confirms a "right to differentiation" which he presents as a "new stage in decentralization". On the pension reform, the new tenant of Matignon procrastinates. If he assures that the special regimes will indeed disappear, he "proposes that concertation resume", taking note of the "concern" generated by this project.
Social, Jean Castex erects the fight against unemployment as an "absolute priority" of his action and invites companies that benefit from partial long-term activity "to strict moderation in the distribution of dividends". Which does not prevent him from forgetting his regal leg.
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He lists recent news items that Emmanuel Macron did not mention in his July 14 interview. For him, they call "a firm and uncompromising response". The Prime Minister, who indicates that he will introduce a bill "against separatism", wants to "name things": "fight against radical Islamism", which "remains a major concern". It is this passage from his statement that is most applauded by his own majority.