“The LR brand is dead,” based on Bruno Retailleau | EUROtoday

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Bruno Retailleau cuts quick “a sweet dream”. While the New Popular Front is making an attempt to agree on its champion for Matignon, François Bayrou renewed his name, Monday night, on TF1, for a coalition of moderates ranging “from the left outside the LFI to the right outside the RN”. Impossible for 2 causes, arithmetic and political, responds the chief of the LR senators to Gilles Bouleau.

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The first, subsequently, is mathematical. Even if we add the deputies Ensemble (168), LR (45) and Divers droite (15), that makes 228. We are 61 in need of absolutely the majority, notes Retailleau. And if the alliance went so far as the centre-left, with PS elected officers? Politically, it’s no: “Do you honestly see me governing with François Hollande, with men and women of the left? We don't agree on anything.”

The senator from Vendée lists the disagreements: “They want more immigration, we want less. They want more taxes, we want less. They want more public spending, we want less. That doesn't work. Politics is about convictions.”

“The LR brand is dead”

What future for Les Républicains, confronted with the haemorrhage in the direction of the acute proper and in the direction of Macronism? “I think the LR brand is dead,” replies Retailleau. He pleads for “rebuilding a great right-wing party for France,” with out saying with whom. Could Gérald Darmanin or Édouard Philippe return to the fold? “They chose Macronism. And from the left, and from the right, it didn't work,” he sweeps apart, noting that there was “1,000 billion euros of additional debt” with Macron and Bruno Le Maire, and “more immigration” with Darmanin.

The identify of this new social gathering additionally stays to be discovered. But Bruno Retailleau places ahead some main rules: “that work pays more than welfare, more firmness with regard to immigration and delinquency […] and an economy that can breathe a little.” The Air P Air?