Several ministers held on Monday August 29 evening at Colomiers in the Haute-Garonne, a re-entry meeting, under pressure from unions and amid strife started in the government about the burkini. A meeting on the theme of the Republic, which was, after canceling the PS summer school in Nantes, make alternative figure to rally the majority.
After Stéphane speech Le Foll (agriculture and spokesman), Marisol Touraine (health) and Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (education), the Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, closed the meeting to 20 hours. He warned against the “considerable threat” that represents him as the former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who “requires” its agenda to the right and “sits on the main principles of the Constitution” .
on the left, the head of government has warned against “the dividers upmanship” stating refuse to leave France “into the hands of populists and demagogues” for president in 2017.
“All refounding” in Europe
He also suggested that the European left to fight for the relaxation of the stability Pact, which provides that the public deficit of a state is less than 3% of its gross domestic product. “The European left, social democratic, should hear more about the economic recovery, the relaxation of the rules of the stability pact, to fight against social dumping and tax leakage, the record of posted workers “, has he said.
part of the left criticizes the president Francois Hollande not to have succeeded in redirecting fiscal rules in Europe as he had promised during his campaign in 2012, agreeing to sharp declines in public spending and tax increases to reduce the deficit.
following the “Brexit” at the end of June, Mr. Valls Colomiers told he had to “rebuild all” in Europe. “Rebuilding a healthy basis, back to basics: safety and security; growth and employment; management of major environmental and migration crises “. “Europe is a great idea: that peace prevails over war, the union that transcends nationalisms” , but, he added, “to preserve the essential, we must all change” .
absent regional elected
Before the meeting, 18 hour workshops in camera had met the elected representatives of the majority, under the protection of an impressive security device. The theme of the meeting, selected after the Nice attack on July 14 was to give the opportunity to say that “in a difficult environment on the safe and economically, it remains true to the core values of the rule of law and the French social model “, said an organizer.
the meeting was not to refuel elected in the region, the Socialist federation of the Haute-Garonne is the one of the most critical of Francois Hollande. Pierre Cohen, former mayor of Toulouse and close to Martine Aubry, announced he would not be part of, denouncing “deplorable government policy both on moral and social” . The pole of the reformers, the right wing of the party, was also lacking, at least partially, its leader Jean-Marie Le Guen and Gérard Collomb who said they would not come.
Back Government: hundreds of people make a “against-meeting”
Several hundred people gathered Monday in the town of Colomiers for “against-meeting” , just steps from the appointment of return of government. A crowd of 400 people, according to police, dominated by a swarm of union flags – South, CGT, FSU – and political – Lutte Ouvrière, NPA, Young Communists – was formed gradually in the square outside the city hall at the end of afternoon.
“No to the labor law and its world! “ said a placard, when another, shaped coffin launched: ” Here lies the Socialist Party “. An inter-CGT-FSU-Solidaires-UNEF-LDIFs-UET (Student Union of Toulouse) had indeed called for “against-meeting unitary” , joined by the NPA and the Party activists left. Mid-August, the CGT had called “indecent provocation” the holding of this meeting in the hometown of the former union leader Georges Seguy, who died recently.
“What is the most detestable is that [Manuel Valls] comes here (…) on behalf of the Republic in the country Jaurès, and he defends himself, as the Republic is the opposite of what we stand for in terms of brotherhood and social justice “, said Stéphane Boras representing South. labor law, dismissal of an employee of Air France this summer: “There is a big social dispute with the government, which justifies our call today , said Jean-Philippe Gadier, Members of the departmental secretariat of the FSU. Although there are fewer demonstrators in the streets, it does not mean they are satisfied. It remains an open wound. “