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The left embraces the fight against inflation and increases pressure on the executive

The left has been trying to put social justice on the agenda for weeks now, with mixed success so far; The fight against inflation seems to be the best way to restore colors for him. Communist leader Fabien Roussel broke the government vote barrier by threatening to invade prefectures, gas stations and supermarkets on Wednesday 13 September. A worried Elizabeth Bourne called him on Friday. “The call for invasion can be considered”, he warned. The Northern MP assured the Prime Minister of his intention “peaceful”confirmed to him “If there were no concrete and strong measures quickly”, he “would take action”.

On Sunday, Elizabeth Bourne announced Parisian Authorizing the sale of fuel at a loss and the impending ban on “squeezing,” the practice involves producers reducing product quantities without changing prices. Fabien Roussel, tipped off by Matignon’s tenant, saw the cause-and-effect relationship: The threat paid off, things are going well. the better”Proud is he who looks favorably upon two measures of government, even they “will not be enough”. They are in fact very far removed from its demands of price-fixing, inflation-indexing of margins and wages.

On Monday, on France Inter, La France insoumise (LFI) Somme Francois Ruffin MP, who also supports a wage increase, condemned Elizabeth Bourne’s measures. “Zero and funny”. However, he advocated a more nuanced option than Fabien Roussel, blocking “temporary” prices. Long term, “it doesn’t work” he added. He took the opportunity to mock calls for rebellion from his PCF rival who, like him, claims the so-called It speaks to peripheral France. Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th, a holiday Huma, “The Communists were more busy preparing their fists than storming the Winter Palace.” laughed the former journalist, referring to the Russian Revolution of 1917. In fact, the leaders of the PCF in Brétigny-sur-Orge (Essonne) admitted that Fabien Roussel’s walkout was merely a provocation.

A “counterproductive” measure

The LFI, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts (EELV) and the Socialist Party (PS) already left on August 30. Ahead of Emmanuel Macron’s Saint-Denis meeting for political parties, they published a joint press release in which they particularly demanded. “Wage indexation to inflation”, “Price blocking measures on basic products”or Minimum wage increase to 1600 euros net.

Source: Le Monde



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