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Laurence de Charette: "The art of talking to say nothing"


LE BLOC-NOTES - Emmanuel Macron's intervention on Wednesday was eagerly awaited and, in fact, necessary, because the Head of State is not always allowed to be silent.

Imagine the correspondent, in France, of the distant

Global Times.

It is up to this talented man, insightful but foreign to our Gallic quarrels, to chronicle the last upheavals of French political life.

The man had lunch on Wednesday in one of these Parisian bistros that he likes, one eye on the screen of his laptop to listen to Emmanuel Macron, and the other riveted, in spite of himself, on the heaps of accumulated trash at the entrance to the cafe, and sagging on its bay windows.

How to qualify the presidential service?

"Tons of sentences that mean nothing"

(Mélenchon), and full of

"vacuity" (Marine Tondelier),

"mechanical and dilatory"


(Marine Le Pen), or


(Laurent Berger),


(Patrick Kanner),


and likely to light a


(Olivier Faure)?

Empty or full, the word of the Head of State?

We must recognize the president, he thinks...

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Source: lefigaro

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