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OIt is alleged that Nero contemplated Rome in flames whereas reciting verses and enjoying the lyre. Is Emmanuel Macron smiling lately as he watches our nation sink into disaster? Is he proud and glad to have performed the future of France with cube, when nothing aside from his wounded satisfaction obliged him to dissolve the National Assembly?

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We don't know something about it and it doesn't actually matter anymore. We know that we’re presided over by an adolescent who enjoys placing matches in a fuel station to the enamored cheers of three obscure advisors. And we additionally know that the one factor that issues now is absolutely the necessity of closing the gates of Hell that he opened, that’s to say, of stopping the seizure of energy by the acute proper on July 7, 300 deputies of the National Rally within the Assembly, Jordan Bardella prime minister, Thierry Mariani minister of overseas affairs, Marion Maréchal for nationwide schooling and Eric Ciotti inside…

Duty of reality

In lower than a month, France might be ruled by the Le Pen household and its cronies. What does this sentence imply which nonetheless struggles to make sense when pronounced? It implies that the primary navy energy on the continent can be run by small telegraph operators from the Kremlin. It means the methodical deconstruction of the European venture and the questioning of the rule of regulation (the promise has already been made to “march” on the Constitutional Council). It means the privatization of the general public audiovisual service (let's be clear: its sale to Vincent Bolloré) and the sorting of sufferers in hospital with the top of state medical help…

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In such a elementary second of change, the primary obligation of a politician is an obligation of reality. Pretend to rejoice in “word returned to the people” or to consider that the union of the left rapidly assembled to withstand the worst is a wedding of affection, that will be a lie. No, it's not time for celebration, however time for accountability.

I perceive the confusion of many citizens who voted on June 9 for the social-democratic, environmentalist and pro-European path that I opened in the course of the European marketing campaign. I go them on the street and browse their letters. But when the acute proper is on the gates of energy, prioritizing the hazards turns into an obligation. And who can decently consider that the primary risk to the Republic comes from a rebellious France divided and diluted in a big electoral coalition over which it has no management when the National Rally alone can conquer absolutely the majority within the Assembly in much less time? three weeks?

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