“In 2021, whatever happens, we will be able to cope with crises, which will not end with January 1,” said Emmanuel Macron during his greetings to the French on Thursday December 31 from the Elysee Palace. “The words are chosen to be unifying, the acts are those of a blind policy”, denounces Julien Bayou, national secretary of Europe Ecology-the Greens, on franceinfo.
“We need a course and that’s what is lacking in this five-year term”, critic Julien Bayou.
When the president speaks of solidarity with caregivers and the precarious, this should be reflected in concrete terms.
The elected ecologist deplored the lack of concrete actions towards youth, one of the themes addressed by the president. “When it comes to decent pay […] we do not act “, judge the regional councilor of Ile-de-France, evoking the government decision to increase the minimum wage only by fifteen euros.
“Emmanuel Macron is far from the realities of the French”, castigate Thursday evening on franceinfo Sébastien Chenu, spokesperson for the National Gathering after the wishes of the Head of State. “The president told us how happy he was with himself, he’s a president totally disconnected from reality. I don’t know if Emmanuel Macron is aware of the state of the country”, continues the elected far-right.
The President spoke briefly about Brexit: “the child of European malaise and many lies”. Hammering his attachment to the European project, he stressed that “the United Kingdom remains our neighbor, but also our friend and our ally”. Sébastien Chenu, believes that the exit of the British from the European Union shows “that we must review this European model which does not work”.
The French “need to know where Emmanuel Macron wants to take them, and I have not heard any concrete announcements”, deplores Thursday evening on franceinfo Annie Genevard, vice-president Les Républicains of the National Assembly, after the televised wishes of the head of state.
“In terms of form I agree with him on the homage paid to the French, to the bravest French. He wanted to express his confidence in the French, I agree with him, but on condition of know how to train them, to give them a perspective “, judge the member.
“The French need to know where we are going, especially those who are in a very difficult situation, restaurant owners, cultural players, youth.”Annie gennevard
“They need to know where Emmanuel Macron wants to take them, and I have not heard any concrete announcements other than a reference to the spring. All this remains very vague”, concluded Annie Gennevard.
Emmanuel Macron, during his greetings to the French, “charted a course beyond the Covid issue”, reacted on franceinfo Maud Bregeon, spokesperson for La République en Marche.
Emmanuel Macron mentioned “the vaccine, this glimmer of hope which illuminates the beginning of the year 2021, and at the same time, he spoke about ecology, the fight for the Republic, the fight which continues for equal opportunities and against discrimination “, detailed Maud Bregeon.
“We are coming out of a historic crisis during which we had a government which was courageous, which has taken extremely difficult decisions since March. The aids which have been deployed in France, it must be said and repeated, are without commonality “, supports the spokesperson for the presidential party.
“I hope 2021 will be a better year”, that we “get rid of the Covid as soon as possible, and then turn another page, that of Emmanuel Macron and his policy”, reacts Adrien Quatennens, deputy of the 1st district of the North and coordinator of France Insoumise. “We are approaching the end of 2020 and I have the feeling, listening to the president’s speech, that we are slowly but surely approaching the end of the Macron era.
“We now have the feeling that when the president speaks, everything falls flat, as if this man had used and abused his quota.”Adrien Quatennens
In his speech, Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the commitment of several French people whom he presented by their first name and whose path he traced. “We had this figure of speech with the citation of many first names, I really have the feeling, in the mouth of the President of the Republic that it sounded false”, says Adrien Quatennens.
“Above all, he forgot many other first names”, notes the rebellious deputy. “He could have spoken of the billionaires who, in particular because of his policy, have grown even richer. To have a stronger word for the poverty which is spreading considerably in the country.”
Adrien Quatennens believes that Emmanuel Macron “has nothing very interesting to explain or say anymore” and that he is “a communicator above all”. “Why Emmanuel Macron does not hear the proposal formulated by many oppositions to ensure that the solidarity systems are extended to youth? For example, the Active Solidarity Income which we are asking for extension from 18 years old”, asks the deputy.
“We are going to have to face other big crises”, projects Adrien Quattenens, referring in particular to the climate crisis. “So now is the time to change everything. We can see that Emmanuel Macron is rather one of those who play extra time in a system with which we must break.”
Socialist Party spokesperson Gabrielle Siry-Houari criticizes “a fairly complete vacuum on the bottom” about Emmanuel Macron’s wishes to the French this Thursday evening.
“He spoke of young people in distress”, Gabrielle Siry-Houari explained. “The head of state said ‘we will be there’ without announcing anything concrete. I solemnly call on the president to urgently open the RSA to those under 26 because we cannot leave the Covid generation become a sacrificed generation and words will not be enough “, launches the socialist responsible.