Do not enter into the controversy. In the aftermath of the criminal attack in Annecy (Haute-Savoie) that killed six people, including four young children, perpetrated by a Syrian refugee, the government wants to delay. And not to enter into a political battle with the oppositions while emotion is still running high in the country. It must be said that, since Thursday, the right and the nationalist right have not been long in making a link between the flaws of the European migration system and the dramatic act committed by Abdalmasih H. "There has been a lot of nonsense that has been said. Either by ignorance or by desire to harm politically, said Gérald Darmanin Friday night on BFMTV. This is particularly abject at a time when parents are at the side of their children, particularly touched of course.»
Friday morning, the tenors LR and RN had then tuned their violins to denounce the policy and rules in force on immigration. Invited by Europe 1, the president of the nationalist deputies Marine Le Pen had said that she "did not admit, like many French, that we are no longer decision-makers of who enters our country, who stays there and under what conditions." As for the boss of the Republicans Eric Ciotti, he had ridiculed on France 2 a "catastrophic management of asylum in Europe". "We must change the French rules and we must no longer submit to rules that are imposed on us, which are inappropriate," had cracked the elected representative of the Alpes-Maritimes.
"The French read what politicians say"
On a ridge line, the Minister of the Interior wanted, Friday night, to defend his action, to respond, while not falling into the trap of the oppositions. "That it comes from the extremes, it is obviously very disturbing, that it comes from people who are in so-called government parties, it is very very disturbing," said the host of the Place Beauvau. Who does not plan to "make a political policy": "It would be indecent". Before adding, squeakingly, "that you have to know how to turn your thumb seven times on your mobile before tweeting." If the political game quickly resumed its course after the tragedy, Gérald Darmanin insisted and warned the personalities who keep the public debate alive: "The French read what politicians say.»