Edouard Philippe returns to politics and affirms his support for pension reform
Arthur de Laborde, edited by Ophelie Artaud
Edouard Philippe is in Fontainebleau for the first parliamentary days of Horizons. The opportunity for the former Prime Minister to speak on various subjects, in particular the pension reform, where he affirmed his support for Elisabeth Borne. The Prime Minister who will not hesitate to use 49.3 to pass the finance bill.
After a cure of silence, Edouard Philippe is in Fontainebleau for the first parliamentary days of Horizons. The former Prime Minister brings together his movement to work on the coming months of his deputies in the National Assembly. The opportunity for him to assert himself in the majority. A little novelty on the form after almost three months of media diet. “I am making a speech which, for the first time, is written on a tablet. I wanted to give a kind of varnish of modernity to this affair”, smiles Edouard Philippe.
“Madam Prime Minister, we will be behind you”
But it is in a much more serious tone that he exposes for more than an hour what he calls the “dizziness of the world”, pleading for lucidity on themes often marked on the right: security, justice, finances public or pension reform. “Madam Prime Minister, we will be behind you to improve our pension system. Whether you choose to do it in October, December, March, whenever you want,” he said. Unconditional support, while some said it was opposed to an express pension reform integrated into the Social Security budget this fall.
In the process, Elisabeth Borne, she suggests that she will not hesitate to use 49.3 to pass the finance bill. “Our country needs a budget and we are determined to give it to it. Our institutions are well made. They have foreseen this situation and the means to overcome it.” Elisabeth Borne, who, like her predecessor at Matignon, could therefore use the 49.3 weapon. The last time it had been brandished was by Edouard Philippe, at the start of 2020, on the pension reform.