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Energy sobriety: "A minister does not have to tell the French how they should dress", procrastinates Bruno Le Maire


After declaring that he would wear a turtleneck to avoid turning on the heating in Bercy, the Minister of the Economy denounces a “media system which gets carried away on a simple remark”.

Calming the spirits.

This is what Bruno Le Maire used on Thursday in an interview with the online media Brut after saying on Tuesday on France Inter that he would wear a


and no longer

"a tie"

to avoid lighting up.

heating too early at Bercy.

And this, to show the French that he is also making efforts in a context where the government team continues to urge the French to be sober in the face of the current energy crisis.

If the clothing remarks of Bruno Le Maire provoked mockery and ridicule on social networks, the boss of Bercy wanted to clarify his word.

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While the sentence reacted to many politicians, required to speak on the subject, Bruno Le Maire does not understand the controversy.

Which is, according to him, “

regrettable because other things seemed more important to him in this interview.

“A statement which may seem offbeat in view of the communication of certain personalities of the majority in recent days, including Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne who even displayed herself in a padded jacket during a press conference.

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No planned group strategy, replies the Minister of the Economy.


There is no message, I did not recommend anyone to dress in such and such a way (...).

The Prime Minister dresses as she wants and I dress as I want.

If I want to put on a turtleneck, that's my problem

, ”insists Bruno Le Maire.

Who adds: “

If I recommended to the French to put on a turtleneck, to dress in such and such a way, there, it would be a subject because a minister or a member of the government, does not have to say to the French women and to the French how they should dress.



Totally Crazy Stuff


Way also for the member of the government to be alarmed in the face of a “

media system

” which “

gets carried away on a simple remark


It's totally crazy stuff.

You do a 20-minute show, you talk about purchasing power, you talk about the 2023 budget, you talk about the energy situation, energy sobriety.

You say that in your office, if it's 18 or 19, you'll put on a turtleneck and it goes live.

So it's still a bit amazing

, ”replied Bruno Le Maire.

According to the boss of Bercy, the way he dresses in the light of this winter “

is not of major interest.

“The opportunity for the minister to adopt a rather ironic tone:”

In my office, I do not jog, I read notes, I sign initials, I receive people.

So, if it's 18 or 19 degrees, yes, I'll put on a turtleneck, I'll put on a sweater rather than heating up the office.

“What push the French to do the same to save money?

Source: lefigaro

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