Colombe, RN voter, now not has the suitable to volunteer for the Restos du coeur | EUROtoday

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“OWe have arrived in a crazy world, we have to find solutions. We have difficulty living, we cannot pay the bills, we have bailiffs, threats. […] There is no work, no factory. » The testimony of Colombe, 60 years old, interviewed by TF1 during a meeting of Marine Le Pen, Wednesday 1er May, has caused a lot of ink to flow, both on the right and on the left. “I can’t find a job, but I volunteer at Restos du coeur and I help people on the street,” she mentioned, in tears.

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A sentence which didn’t please the affiliation created by Coluche in 1985, which disapproved of the statements of the sixty-year-old. Because volunteers should respect the precept of political neutrality: “One must not report their volunteering publicly as part of a political commitment,” assured Yves Mérillon, nationwide spokesperson for Restos du coeur.

Reframed by administration, Colombe will now not be a volunteer, explains Le Figaro. Restos de coeur assures that the member herself made the selection to depart the affiliation, by way of a letter that the every day was unable to seek the advice of. “The person decided to resign because she did not appreciate the remarks made to her,” assures administration. An area supply signifies, for its half, that the sixty-year-old was abruptly pushed in the direction of the exit. Béatrice Pansa, departmental supervisor of the affiliation within the Pyrénées-Orientales, didn’t affirm both model.

If the Restos du coeur make some extent of guaranteeing that their volunteers don’t have interaction publicly in politics, it’s for worry of “creating a buzz”. “We have no intention of being exploited by anyone,” clarifies Yves Mérillon.

The left alongside Colombe

With her testimony, Colombe appeared because the image of this widespread class turning in the direction of the intense proper, which seems to them as the one answer, the “we have never tried”. But if she was the goal of a number of assaults, some left-wing leaders got here to her assist. “We must not despise all the Doves of the country, but hear them, understand them,” wrote François Ruffin, calling on folks in his case to show to La France insoumise.

Léon Deffontaines, head of the Communist Party listing, additionally spoke, calling for dialogue to be able to “show that [Jordan] Bardella and the RN are forgers of the social question and that the left [qu’il] represents hears his legitimate anger and wants to respond to it.”