Elisabeth Borne at the National Assembly, this Saturday, December 17, 2022
POLITICS – You don’t have to be many to rowdy. Example this Saturday, December 17 atNational Assembly where, despite very bare benches, the examination of the last motion of censure from the left provoked a few calls to order from the President of the Assembly and disgruntled frowns fromElisabeth Borne.
For the fifth time, the deputies were called upon to vote on a motion of censure tabled within the framework of review of the 2023 finance project. At the podium, the rebellious David Guiraud defended its use, in a charge against the Prime Minister accused of ” confiscate power” and not meet the needs of the French.
“How dare you be indignant at this motion of censure, when you did not ask confidence in the Ass…
Referring to poverty and poor housing, the deputy Insoumis castigated government policy. “You stun consciences, you stifle debates”he said before concluding: “We ask the only valid question: when will the sun and the search for common happiness come? It is precisely because you are incapable of answering this question that we are asking you today, once again, to leave. »
Terminal “shocked” by the “tone” of Guiraud
The tone of the speech deeply displeased the person concerned. Elisabeth Borne said to herself “shocked” by the words of the deputy, judging “indecent, blind to reality and so simplistic that postures become unworthy” LFI deputies. “Do you really believe that you are the only representatives of the nation here, the only ones confronted with the distress of our fellow citizens? It’s unbearable, sir. When we believe we are the only ones to hold the truth, when we deny others the right to think otherwise, it is always the prelude to dark times. replied the Prime Minister.
.@Elisabeth_Borne says she is “shocked” by the intervention of MP @GuiraudInd. “When you think you’re the only ones to hold…
Prime Minister also lambasted time spent considering no-confidence motions “rather than debating the text”. In a stormy atmosphere, she also tackled the “lessons of democracy” of LFI, at a time when several executives of the left-wing movement are sharply contesting the composition of the new management. Bronca among the Insoumis, called to order by the President of the National Assembly Yäel Braun-Pivet.
“You have all had your speaking time, now it is up to the Prime Minister to respond and this is how the debates on a motion of censure go. If you don’t want it to go like this, you can either leave the hemicycle or not table a motion”, tackled the President of the Assembly, forced to interrupt Élisabeth Borne. During the session, she repeatedly called for silence on visibly dissipated benches.
Unsurprisingly, NUPES failed to pass its motion of no confidence. The text collected only 101 votes, far from the absolute majority of 288 votes necessary to bring down the government. Neither the Rassemblement National nor Les Républicains contributed their votes. “The motions are decoys, a parody”launched Lionel Tivoli (RN), when Véronique Louwagie (LR) argued that “the interest of the country remains our only compass”.
But the LR group will seize the Constitutional Council, judging the finance bill “insincere” and the right of amendment ” not respected “. The Nupes will do the same.
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Even with almost empty benches, this session in the Assembly was not calm