It is a clear and sharp focus. While the vindictive remarks of Elisabeth Borne Sunday against the RN, describing on Radio J the party of Marine Le Pen as "heir of Pétain", have agitated the entire political spectrum, Emmanuel Macron does not want to let the soufflé fall. Tuesday's Council of Ministers proved this: the President of the Republic solemnly called not to fight the flame party with "moral arguments." You will not succeed in making millions of French people who voted for the far right believe that they are fascists, "thundered the head of state. If Emmanuel Macron was surrounded by the entire government, it escaped no one that his words were clearly addressed to the host of Matignon. A reframing in high places that has cleverly leaked. And whose oppositions immediately seized upon. In different ways.
By the left first, whose fight against the nationalist right and the RN (ex-RN) remains a powerful political cement, and which had approved the initial pique of the prime minister on Sunday. Emmanuel Macron's words having been made public, she saw red. And has ridiculed this divergent line at the top of the state. "How the president dares to reframe Elisabeth Borne, daughter of a survivor of the camps, because she recalled the ideological filiation of the extreme right," vituperated the first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure on Twitter. "If there is decivilization, it is that of the president," squeaked the deputy of Seine-et-Marne, who refers here to the words dropped by the head of state... at the previous Council of Ministers. Which had already bristled the left, seeing in it a leniency towards nationalist theses.
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If Mr. Macron reframes Mrs. Borne, he could have done it the day when Mrs. Borne said publicly that she would consider that LFI, the Nupes, the republican opposition, was more dangerous than the RN, there frankly it would have been good to reframe it, but I did not hear him do it, "also teased the coordinator of the France Insoumise Manuel Bombard. "For the rest, I fight the RN, I fight it by all means." As for her ecologist colleague Sandrine Rousseau, she praised the era of the "90s". "In 1998, the parties expelled from their ranks, the presidents of the regions, who gave vice-presidencies to the RN against electoral agreement. In 2022, your Renaissance group voted for the RN to have vice-presidencies in the National Assembly, "protested the elected EELV of Paris addressing the Macronist deputies.
The RN between irony and mockery
On the other side of the political spectrum, the National Rally has decided to take advantage of this new moment made of tensions and ideological disagreements between Emmanuel Macron and Elisabeth Borne. If the two headliners of the RN - the president of the deputies Marine Le Pen and the current boss of the party Jordan Bardella - have not yet reacted to the bickering of the executive couple, several of its executives have already rubbed their hands. "The President of the Republic understood that throwing anathema like that, it made no sense. When you are disavowed like that by the President of the Republic, it is a disavowal as there has not been for a long time, "plastron the deputy of Var Laure Lavalette on France 24.
In my opinion, it feels a bit like the end (of) a relationship, the end (of) a couple. I think she's a lady on the start, she cracked a little, "she also ironized. "I am delighted to see that Emmanuel Macron has finally understood that we must talk about real ideas (...) Let everyone get to work for the French and put an end to the anti-RN task forces which, instead of working for the French, work for politics, "said for his part, the RN deputy of Eure Kevin Mauvieux, to France Info.