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Pension reform: Dussopt trapped by a PS deputy who asked the same question as him in 2010


The current Minister of Labour, who was still a socialist parliamentarian thirteen years ago, was at the time opposed to the pension reform carried by Éric Woerth.

Return to sender, as the saying goes.

While a third day of mobilization against the pension reform was held this Tuesday throughout France, all the ministers, including Olivier Dussopt, were called to the bench of the National Assembly for the traditional Questions to the government (QAG).

On this occasion, the socialist deputy Inaki Echaniz, PS deputy for Pyrénées-Atlantiques, asked a question that seems trivial, but in reality tricky, to the Minister of Labour.

For the past few days, he has had to carry and defend the pension reform in Parliament.

The elected member of Nupes then begins to question the member of the government: “

The consultation that you promised appears for what it is, a sham intended to make believe that you have other priorities than those that the Medef blows to you. and a contempt for the proposals made by the other social partners, which you ultimately receive without listening to them or hearing them.

And to add by way of conclusion: “

Are you really going to take into account the proposals of the various social partners or are you going to impose a reform already decided by the Élysée?


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An apostrophe which then evokes nothing to the Minister of Labour, who replies to the Socialist deputy as if nothing had happened.

Olivier Dussopt then indicates that the pension bill


not the same as before the consultation


“Have these advances made it possible to find an agreement?

The answer is no.

It is not because there are convergences that there is an overall agreement on the reform that we are proposing”,

points out the minister... who does not expect the reaction of the parliamentarian Nupes.

A question already asked in 2010

“I thank you hand on heart for having answered the question that you yourself asked on May 4, 2010 to Éric Woerth, minister in charge of Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reform”,

replies Inaki Echaniz then, under the applause and smiles from his colleagues on the left.


(that time, editor’s note),

millions of people have been in the streets against your reform.

Since then, you have turned your jacket around to become Minister of Social Security and Life Tax

, ”wondered the elected Nupes.

Under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, Olivier Dussopt was then only a simple socialist deputy from Ardèche who fought the postponement of the legal age of departure from 60 to 62 years old, without the notoriety that he has in 2023. Thirteen years later, he raises the legal threshold from 62 to 64 years.

Having joined the government of Édouard Philippe and therefore Emmanuel Macron in November 2017, the minister is regularly under fire from criticism from socialist deputies who accuse him of treason.

The member of the government had notably scrapped in the Hemicycle a few weeks ago with the boss of the rose party Olivier Faure.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-02-07

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