SCAN THE POLICY / VIDEO – Monday, during the reentry meeting of supporters of Francois Hollande, the Prime Minister held a speech on the theme of Marianne, liberty and the veil. And sparked an outcry on the left.
Part of the assembly remained dumbfounded. Monday night at the great rout of the presidential majority, the Prime Minister made a shattering of his outings he has the secret. Highly anticipated on the subject of Burkini sensitive topic on which he had recently hooked up with two of his ministers, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Marisol Touraine, Manuel Valls gave a forceful tirade based on the allegorical figure of Marianne.
“a new totalitarianism arose Islamist totalitarianism, with a will: break democracies crush individual freedom, install a social, a men’s domination of society on women” began Manuel Valls face a room silent. “On the role of women we can not compromise. Marianne, the symbol of the Republic, it has the naked breast because it feeds people, it is not veiled because it is free! That is the Republic! That’s Marianne! “, has he then cried. Silence in the ranks of the Socialist leaders: Marisol Touraine, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem and Jean Christophe Cambadelis, first secretary of the Socialist Party, remained static
The phrase quickly reacted on social networks, including. candidate in the primary EELV Cécile Duflot who was quick to point out that “Marianne with her Phrygian cap, a head covered.”
She added Tuesday on France Inter that the Prime Minister “would have done better to stick to his written speech because when he launches into digressions, he takes over the carpet.” A quote which she reveals “two things wrong: the relationship between Marianne and wife while Marianne is an allegory of the Republic (…) and the idea that this woman is not veiled because free”
“would this not a form of contrition on the part of Manuel Valls?” asks for his part Benoît Hamon on France 2. the rebellious primary candidate of the left has probably felt targeted by warning the Prime Minister: “If we start divided we lose for sure.” The MP believes that the Yvelines Manuel Valls himself “contributed a lot this summer to divide the country, including Islam.”
“No need to be naked to be Marianne ‘s’ is carried in turn the leader of the left Party, Jean-Luc Mélenchon Tuesday to micro BFM-TV and RMC. ‘Get us alone with your stories of religions “he went further. “France will not spend time talking about religion.” In contrast to the Gaullist candidate to primary the right Henri Guaino who spoke on France Info, it is simply “a joke”.