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In the solar, is defeat at all times much less bitter? Friday April 12, Eric Ciotti was nonetheless offended, the day after the choice of the Constitutional Council to invalidate the shared initiative referendum carried by Les Républicains (LR). Even anticipated and feared, it nonetheless stinged when waking up for the president of LR. “The Council is under Mr. Macron’s orders not to raise these migration issueshe accused. This is a democratic scandal, and I weigh my words. Those who made this decision do not understand the consequences that will have on the country. »

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There is the choice of words (harsh) and the choice of place (symbolic) for his declaration: a Franco-Italian border post in his Alpes-Maritimes department. In Menton, the right sought to regain control over the theme of immigration and to show, in the field, “the concrete consequences” of the choice of the smart.

The cost isn’t new, and LR is as soon as once more attacking the rule of regulation, to denounce the powerlessness of France and Europe to fight immigration deemed uncontrolled. The day earlier than, his potential candidate for the subsequent presidential election, Laurent Wauquiez, as soon as once more castigated, on A “coup d’état de jure”, surprising expression already utilized by him, in January, after a big censorship of the immigration regulation by the smart folks.

Far from conferences

Present in Menton, François-Xavier Bellamy is in the identical register. “Our law makes the State powerless over illegal immigrationcriticizes the head of the LR list in the European elections of June 9. What we see here, at this border, is the concrete consequence of the refusal of the French to regain control of their destiny in terms of immigration. We must get out of this helplessness, and that is the meaning of our presence here today. »

Credited with between 7% and 8% in the polls, Mr. Bellamy continues his all-terrain campaign, far from the meetings, where only the convinced come to show off. After the tour of farms, the morning visits to the fishing ports or the discovery of an arms factory (with a ride in an armored vehicle), the philosopher spent the morning talking with members of the border police (PAF ).

The opportunity to ask questions and deliver a very political message. “The French and European citizens must find their borders, he says. People crossing the border are dangerous”, as a result of, in response to him, “exposed to Islamist radicalization”.

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