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LFI deputy for Somme François Ruffin discusses with Sophie Binet, general secretary of the CGT, during a gathering of striking workers at the Storengy company, in Gournay-sur-Aronde (Oise), April 6, 2023.

The Maison des Métallos, in Paris, is step by step filling up this Wednesday, February 7. Between 350 and 400 individuals got here to spend a studious night on this former middle of commerce unionism. On stage, François Ruffin, everlasting grey jacket and white shirt, is getting ready to discuss his newest work, Poor work. The alternative of the elites (Les Liens qui Libération, 224 pages, 15 euros), revealed the identical day, by which he supplies a analysis of unhappiness at work in France, the consequence, based on him, of neoliberal methods which led to the rise of the National Rally (RN).

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Alongside the deputy La France insoumise (LFI) from the Somme, two ladies who reply to him, the final secretary of the CGT, Sophie Binet, and the nationwide secretary of the CFDT, Isabelle Mercier. Familiar with the turpitudes of LFI, a fan of François Ruffin is aware of that it might have been not possible to prepare the identical debate with the founding father of the get together, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who maintains stormy relations with the CGT. The central suspects him of wanting to place the social companions beneath the affect of LFI, which has the reward of annoying Sophie Binet. The relationship is kind of totally different with François Ruffin, whom she met on a number of events.

That night, the elected consultant of the Somme performed complicity. “Unionize”, he says to the viewers, smiling at his two debaters. It's been eighteen months for the reason that deputy wrote his rating, laying down, with out saying it, his milestones for the presidential election of 2027, and taking care to spare Jean-Luc Mélenchon, able to launch the counter-offensive.

Crime of lese majeste

François Ruffin's newest work on work, which mixes subject testimonies and tutorial passages, has opened up important media protection for him. The MP adopted the units of France Inter, “Quotidien” (TMC), “Grandes Gueules” (RMC), with the spotlight being the TF1 information. Thursday 1er February, the elected official delivered his argument in entrance of 5.87 million individuals, an viewers ten instances greater than that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon a couple of days earlier, on January 28, on BFM-TV. A criminal offense of lèse-majesté for the patriarch.

Until then, the latter's supporters offered entry to TF1 “the massive argument” to say that“only he can” and stifle any inner ambition. A symptom of a sure irritation, neither the official LFI account nor the administration executives retweeted the MP's intervention. “When was the last time that [les députés LFI de Seine-Saint-Denis] Clémentine Autain or Alexis Corbière relayed something about the movement? »retorts the “rebellious” deputy from Bouches-du-Rhône Manuel Bompard, first lieutenant of the three-time presidential candidate, making the hyperlink between the elected official and the others ” rebels “ motion.

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