Jordan Bardella, the invisible of the European Parliament | EUROtoday

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RN MEP Jordan Bardella, at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, January 16, 2024.

Before returning there accompanied, maybe, by the biggest delegation ensuing from the following European elections, Jordan Bardella tiptoed out of Strasbourg on Wednesday April 24. The younger man in a rush didn’t present up on the final lunch of MEPs from the National Rally (RN), in a restaurant within the European district the place everybody paid their share. Nor had he come, the day earlier than, to the cocktail social gathering organized by the Identity and Democracy (ID) group, the place the social gathering he chairs relies. No hint of him both over the past plenary of the mandate, Thursday April 25: Jordan Bardella had, that day, a morning present on tv then a press convention in response to Emmanuel Macron's speech on Europe, on the Sorbonne.

The week was, in the end, a superb abstract of the far-right chief's go to to the temple of European democracy. Concerned by his rise within the media after which his function as president of the National Rally – however little or no by his different mandate, that of regional councilor for Ile-de-France – Jordan Bardella didn’t faux to have an interest within the European Parliament nor to his personal delegation. According to the findings of the Worldall of his participations within the Petitions Committee, the one one the place he’s registered, had been throughout conferences accessible remotely, between 2020 and 2022, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

To the remarks about his non-existent parliamentary work, Jordan Bardella contrasts the extent of voting intentions in favor of his social gathering and says he favors his presence within the media and on the bottom. “The struggle that we’re main on the National Rally is maybe extra helpful than the struggle that [au Parlement européen] [la tête de liste Les Républicains pour les européennes François-Xavier] Bellamy or [la tête de liste La France insoumise Manon] Aubry, who modified nothing within the lives of the French, he mentioned on Franceinfo on February 12. If you clarify to me that the work of politicians consists of staying all day warming up the bench in Brussels, shifting commas, forgive me, however I settle for it. »

He sticks to a strictly tribunician function, consisting of vilifying the European Union in one-minute interventions recorded within the empty Strasbourg hemicycle. The social gathering publishes them on its social networks, giving the Bardellian diatribes appreciable resonance and an air of pageantry. The contempt displayed by Jordan Bardella for this parliamentary work is paying homage to that claimed by Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the identical place, between 2009 and 2017.

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