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Covid-19: Xavier Bertrand calls on Emmanuel Macron to "recognize his mistakes"


The president of Hauts-de-France and presidential candidate deplores "a gap between words and deeds".

I would like us to stop with political communication.

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, the president of Hauts-de-France, Xavier Bertrand, returned to the passage of Emmanuel Macron in his region on March 23.

The opportunity for the now presidential candidate to address a severe criticism to the Head of State on his management of the health crisis and to put forward his own vision.

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There is worse than not wanting to admit your mistakes, it's not to learn anything from your mistakes.

A week after having exchanged with Emmanuel Macron traveling to Valenciennes to announce new doses of vaccine, Xavier Bertrand denounced a "

gap between words and actions


The outgoing president of the region thus deplored that certain vaccination centers in Hauts-de-France could not open, "for

lack of doses



We knew it, after the failure of the masks, after the failure of the tests ... Vaccination is what will allow the final victory

", declared the elected, while recalling having carried out this "

setting in alert

”several months ago.


No president is stronger than the virus, there is only the vaccine.

(...) I said it at the beginning of January, I also said it in September when I was auditioned (...): we have no right to miss each other on the issue of vaccination

”, he said. he hammered.

"The initial strategy was not the right one"

Above all, Xavier Bertrand called on Emmanuel Macron to “

recognize his mistakes



How do you expect there to be trust with the French people afterwards?"

He asked.

They have the feeling that when there have been strategy failures, we don't want to recognize it,

” he continued.

And to add: "

Look at the contrast with

Mrs. Merkel,

who is certainly today the reference of the attitude of the governors towards their people.

Mrs Merkel trusts the German people and the German people trust her.

There, there is not this confidence


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The presidential candidate has thus called into question the entire management of the government's health crisis.

From the start, there hasn't been this dialogue that (local elected officials) should have with the state.

(...) I think that the starting strategy (...) was not the right one.

We were reluctant to pay a high price in vaccines (...).

In political life, it is also necessary to know how to take risks to protect its population (...) When we say whatever the cost, whatever the cost it goes all the way,

”criticized the elected.

Without failing to establish its own roadmap for a “

new vaccination strategy

”: “

All those who cannot work from home, they must be vaccinated as a priority once the most vulnerable have been vaccinated.


For Xavier Bertrand, "the UNEF should no longer have public funding"

If elected, Xavier Bertrand will be "


" on questions of "

national identity


And this commitment begins with its position on the UNEF and the single-sex meetings that are organized there.


It is Islamogauchism which is behind that

", denounced the elected official.

The UNEF should not sit in public institutions.

(...) I myself wrote to my prefect to ask him that the place of UNEF within the regional Cese is no longer obvious,

”he declared.

For the presidential candidate, there is no longer any question of tolerating this “

ideological fight

” led by “

those who use racialist theses


France is not a racist country, France is not a country of injustice.

(...) I will not let the identity of France, which is our pride, be called into question, there is no question of it,

”said Xavier Bertrand.

Source: lefigaro

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