The mayor EELV of Poitiers (Vienne), Léonore Moncond'huy, offers himself a controversy which has reacted even to the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
At the origin of this outcry: the decision to no longer award subsidies to the two flying clubs in his city.
A decision recorded in the municipal council.
“This is not a dogmatic position, but a question of responsibility vis-à-vis public money, justified Léonore Moncond'huy.
We consider that public money should no longer finance sports based on the consumption of exhaustible resources ”.
A sentence of the mayor EELV is particularly reacted on the networks: "The air is sad, must not be part of the dreams of a child today", advanced the elected, questioned by a municipal councilor on the 'Rêve de gosses' association, which makes children with disabilities fly.
Léonore Moncond'huy criticizes this elected representative for an intervention "a little based on pathos", "which aims to make me understand that it is harming children to question these subsidies".
"I consider on the contrary that it is to protect them and to protect their future that to take this decision", she supported.
End of subsidies to flying clubs: "Air transport should no longer be part of children's dreams", affirms the mayor of Poitiers
Many reactions did not take long, such as the scathing one from the Minister of Transport, who quotes the pilot and writer Saint-Exupéry by tackling “authoritarian and dying rantings”.
"Make your life a dream, and a dream a reality" - Saint-Exupéry, pilot, writer and humanist.
Far from these authoritarian and moribund rantings.
- Jean-Baptiste Djebbari (@Djebbari_JB) April 2, 2021
"With all due respect to the mayor of Poitiers, this is not" pathos ", and it must continue", indicates this supporter of the association.
Flying is an open window, another vision of the world.
@RevesdeGosse makes this dream come true, that for disabled children to fly for the first time.
With all due respect to @L_Moncondhuy, mayor of Poitiers, this is not "pathos", and it must continue.
- Christophe Robin (@XopheRobin) April 3, 2021
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Spokesperson for En Marche and Member of Parliament for Hauts-de-Seine, Maud Brégeon, native of Poitiers, in turn combats the “dogmatism, cynicism and sadness” of EELV.
I was born and I grew up in the city of which you are Mayor @L_Moncondhuy.
As a child, I dreamed of airplanes.
As a teenager, I worked my math homework there, hoping to become an aeronautical engineer.
Dogmatism, cynicism, and sadness.
Welcome to @ EELV. # Poitiers #EELV https://t.co/kf3HEpau7b
- Maud Bregeon (@MaudBregeon) April 3, 2021
Depriving the city's two flying clubs of subsidy "is a difficult choice," concedes Léonore Moncond'huy.
But "that is why we were also elected, to question all our policies through the filter of climate change," she said.
"This is a signal that we want to send".