In the National Assembly, debates continue on the purchasing power bill… And drag on in an electric atmosphere between the government and the opposition, who accuse each other of not being constructive. If Bruno Le Maire declared “want compromise” but “not with billions”, the oppositions want to push the executive to let go of ballast.
Monday in the National Assembly began the examination of the bill on purchasing power. The Macron bonus was at the heart of the debate, but the session was characterized more by the invectives between the deputies of insubordinate France and the National Rally. At the heart of the tensions in the hemicycle, the government’s promises of compromise… Which had accepted very few amendments from the opposition on Tuesday evening.
For LFI deputy Adrien Quatennens, as it stands, the union of the left cannot vote for this text. “We have to stop telling stories. Mr. Macron gives nothing, he bypasses the essentials and as it stands, it is a bill that the NUPES deputies cannot vote on. So the government, he wants to make a compromise as he has posted, must integrate the proposals that we are making, the increase in the Smic for example.
“Urgency to protect the purchasing power of the French”
For Benjamin Haddad, Renaissance deputy, it is France Insoumise which is filibustering. And there was never any question of compromising with the main NUPES group. “We said that we were ready to compromise, to negotiate, to work with the oppositions of the republican arc. That does not include either the far left of the rebellious, nor the far right. Our priority, it is above all to adopt this text quickly, urgently, because it is urgent to protect the purchasing power of the French”, he affirmed.
As for the majority, it remains calm on the vote of this first purchasing power bill. But a second comes in stride: an amending finance bill from the weekend, which promises to be more complex with the opposition.