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Marine Le Pen at the Agricultural Show in Paris, Wednesday February 28.

Marine Le Pen endeavored, on Wednesday February 28, to dispel the unrest triggered within the ranks of the National Rally (RN) by criticism from Jordan Bardella with regards to flooring costs for agricultural merchandise.

“I carefully read the comments made by Jordan and this is exactly what we are proposing”mentioned the three-time presidential candidate, throughout a visit to the Agricultural Show in Paris.

“If you put in place floor prices at the French level, it is a poverty trap because, precisely, we will go to the European market to obtain our supplies”declared Monday the president of the occasion and head of the listing for the Europeans, on France Bleu, evoking the venture outlined on Saturday by Emmanuel Macron, throughout an improvised debate with farmers, on the Porte de Versailles present.

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However, in 2022, presidential candidate Marine Le Pen proposed in her program of “allow State intervention in the development of indices used to set minimum prices” and, three months in the past, the deputy RN Grégoire de Fournas had once more tabled an modification proposing that“no agricultural raw material from imports [puisse] be marketed at a price lower than the minimum purchase price for agricultural raw materials set by the public sector conference or the regulatory authority”.

“Less intelligent” MPs

Jordan Bardella's feedback sowed some confusion amongst RN executives and the query was on the agenda for a gathering of far-right deputies on Tuesday morning, within the presence of Marine Le Pen, however with out the president. occasion. One of the contributors, who accompanied the latter the day earlier than on the Agricultural Show, defined with out fully convincingly having “heard all day” that flooring costs, “this is not the solution and it cannot be an end in itself”.

“We weren’t careful enough”euphemized a Lepéniste deputy interviewed by Agence France-Presse after the assembly, calling for “lift” a “ambiguity”. “Jordan needs to explain”added one other, inviting the outgoing MEP to “be a little more careful”. “If there was a misunderstanding, it was a mistake”he sighed.

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“There are some who are less intelligent than others. To not understand what Jordan Bardella said, [il] you must not have listened. I listened perfectly to what he said and I understood perfectly,” continued Marine Le Pen. “If we put in place price floors by leaving free trade agreements, by lowering agricultural production, by increasing environmental standards which raise prices, then we create an advantage for imports and a general impoverishment of farmers”she added.

Marine Le Pen additionally attacked the proposal of La France insoumise to ascertain flooring costs which the RN deputies had nonetheless voted for. “We considered it necessary to send a signal to the government”with out being “basically agree with the method used” by LFI, she justified herself. “But, given the issue of farmers' remuneration, we held a vote calling for assist for farmers. »

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