The rule of legislation, a brand new frontier within the far-right’s battle in opposition to immigration | EUROtoday

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Marine Le Pen (center), leader of the National Rally deputies, at the National Assembly, in Paris, December 5, 2023.

It wouldn’t displease the Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, and her Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, if the Constitutional Council censors a part of the provisions contained within the legislation on immigration, adopted by Parliament on December 19 . Another camp wouldn’t thoughts: the far proper.

“It interests us that this debate is in the public square, advances Philippe Olivier, special advisor to the leader of the National Rally (RN), Marine Le Pen. If the law is not validated, this is what the voter will say: “What do you mean? Polls indicate that people are happy with the law and [le président du Conseil constitutionnel] Laurent Fabius, in his office, questions it? This is going to be taken very badly. Of course we will denounce him. » And the former Mégretist took up the Lepenist vulgate by seeing in a possible censorship, not the respect of the supreme text by nine judges, but “tinkering with the system”.

The second a part of the Lepénist speech is summarized as follows by the RN deputy for Somme Jean-Philippe Tanguy, one other shut pal of Marine Le Pen, on December 21 on Franceinfo: “If, sadly, the Constitutional Council takes censorship measures, this can show that we had been proper and {that a} reform of the Constitution is important [soumise à référendum] to make sure that the provisions move. »

Eurosceptic discourse

For a long time, the far proper has been waging two ideological wars on immigration: one considerations nationwide choice, the precept of which was enshrined by the Les Républicains (LR) occasion on this legislation with the approval of the bulk ; the opposite considerations the battle in opposition to the rule of legislation, which she considers incompatible along with her concepts on the problem. Partial censorship would permit the National Rally to advance its pawns on two themes: the necessity to curb the powers of the constitutional choose and to switch the Constitution by reversing the hierarchy of norms.

Marine Le Pen’s program plans to offer precedence to the Constitution over all worldwide treaties signed by France, together with European treaties. A selection made in 2021 by Polish nationalists, which banned Warsaw from the European Union till the electoral victory of Donald Tusk in 2023. Partial censorship from the Council, all of the extra so if it justified it by respect for neighborhood legislation, would feed the RN’s eurosceptic discourse 5 months earlier than the 2024 European elections.

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