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“Macron is dead! I don't know where we're going but we're going. » With his hands clasped in front of his face, Jean-Marie Baheu suddenly has a firm voice. For this small, tired-looking shipowner, Jordan Bardella's victory in the European elections and the announced wave of the National Rally (RN) in the legislative elections are a logical result. The comfortable stone house on the edge of a village on the Côte d'Opale (Pas-de-Calais), the interior decor paneled in light wood, the chocolate Labrador lying quietly in the entrance seem to deliver a story of tranquility and goodness. -be misleading. “It was to be expected, it’s Macron’s fault. As with all these politicians who promised us so much and did nothing”says the fishing skipper whose boat is pressured to remain on the dock after an arson assault.

Jean-Marie Baheu speaks about his situation since the fire of his boat, at his home in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), on June 18, 2024. Jean-Marie Baheu speaks about his situation since the fire of his boat, at his home in Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), on June 18, 2024.

When we query him, the listing of grievances is lengthy: first, the impression of getting been alone within the face of his skilled tragedy, the insurance coverage having solely reimbursed the fabric injury. “I had no help, not even a helping hand”, whispers the fishmonger. And then there may be “everything that happens in the Channel” : the injustice of ever extra restricted fishing quotas, marine protected areas “imposed without consultation by ecologists”, wind generators rising on the Opal Coast, web fishing accused of destroying the seabed. Like lots of his colleagues from Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais), Jean-Marie Baheu has the impression of getting a career indicted. So, after we discuss in regards to the scores promised to the RN, we really feel like a joyful impulse rising within the fifty-year-old.

Give a kick in order that issues lastly transfer, put an finish to this alternation of governments perceived as deaf to the wants of the working lessons, administer a lesson to these on the prime, smug, who we imagine have by no means left their ministry. Disappointment, even disgust, is straight away recounted to clarify the fed up expressed on the polls. “I don’t expect anything more. For thirty years it's been a move to the right, a move to the left, if we've gotten to this point, it's their fault. What have they done for people like us? »asks Daniel Delattre, retired, sitting at the Le Bras d'Or café, on the town hall square, in Outreau (Pas-de-Calais), a few kilometers away.

The theme of “overflow”

Wearing a black and white “Che Guevara” t-shirt, the previous trucker, CGT union member, will get animated, proudly recounting having participated in 123 “yellow vest” demonstrations: “I loved it, it was better than a wedding!” “, he stated. Leaning towards the wall coated with round ten portraits of Johnny Hallyday, the massive man continues: “I’m a revolutionary, and I need that to vary! I need us to revive order within the nation and cease serving to foreigners. »

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