Can the tax on superprofits unite the Nupes at the dawn of the return to politics?


Alexis Delafontaine

At the end of the summer universities of insubordinate France in Grenoble, Jean-Luc Mélenchon reached out to his environmentalist, communist and socialist allies on the question of superprofits. He wants this tax to become the workhorse and the unifying element of the Nupes, on the eve of a return to school which promises to be explosive.

Will superprofits become Nupes’ new hobbyhorse at the start of the new school year? It is in any case the wish of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of rebellious France has also reached out to his socialist, environmentalist and communist partners at the end of the amphitheatres of rebellious France in the Drôme.

Faure wants a shared initiative referendum

The idea came from Olivier Faure’s departure. The first secretary of the Socialist Party proposes a referendum of shared initiative on the question. So, concretely, you need the signature of 20% of parliamentarians and 10% of voters to obtain this referendum. With its 150 deputies, the Nupes validates the first criterion, but it is still necessary to obtain 4.5 million voters, which is an almost impossible challenge.

“It is time to tax the profiteers of the crisis”

But not for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who immediately supported Olivier Faure in the name of the general interest of our country. “It is time to tax the crisis profiteers who have grown grossly rich during this period. They must be taxed. We must increase the contribution of very large companies to the financing of collective life”, launched “JLM3.

The leader of the rebels, quickly joined by ecologists and communists, is also in favor of this new imposition. Finally, if this measure is symbolic for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, it is above all a way to weld Nupes before the start of the school year. Because the rebellious leader wants the entire left to be united behind him in his fight against the government.


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