After retreats, thawing, and even overheating. The president reindustrializes, the Prime Minister goes to the bedside of the French, the ministers compete with announcements. Projects, plans, “objects” pile up. Stanislas Guérini increases the salaries of civil servants on Monday, Emmanuel Macron invests in medicine in Ardèche on Tuesday, Elisabeth Borne revitalizes small businesses in rural areas on Thursday.
Summer is coming: after months without being able to talk about anything else, the government pays out and tries to regain the ear of the French. Everyone has a good reason for it. Emmanuel Macron wants to show that the five-year term is not prevented despite his relative majority. He “re-engages”, and it begins to pay off in polls . Elisabeth Borne and her ministers try to avert the risk of redesign demonstrating their usefulness.
The competition is tough. They deploy treasures of imagination to be invited to morning radio shows. Especially since the deputies of the majority also want to weigh. To say what ? Not to roll out the presidential roadmap as in the first five-year term since it does not really exist beyond pensions and RSA.
The price of pasta
But by surfing on the news or “by developing rapid responses to the concerns of the French”, describes the Prime Minister on France 3. Bruno Le Maire puts pressure on manufacturers to lower prices, Agnès Firmin-Le Bodo wants to develop the houses (a response to pressure from MPs on the medical deserts ?), Gabriel Attal fights against cigarette trafficking (is he targeting the Interior?), Christophe Béchu gives practical advice in the event of heat wave .
Who would have thought that Elisabeth Borne, the famous techno, would make a show to talk about the price of pasta and deadlines for identity papers? It is the time of firefighter policy, for lack of being able to easily bring the policy of transformations to life. It is the demonstration that the five-year term is moving, without necessarily going through this Parliament which has become a caricature of itself.
It is finally the prerequisite for a normal resumption of dialogue, wants to believe the executive. From purchasing power to civil servants, this should partly soften the unions and allow Emmanuel Macron to keep his promise of a meeting at the Elysée.
But can firefighting policy be anything other than a moment? It costs. Each outing is accompanied by the checkbook. She confuses. Each new ad chases the other, faster and faster. When a subject like pensions saturates the news and tends the political climate, the presidential course is lost. But when the subjects accumulate, it does not necessarily guess better. At almost 100 days, the question remains: where are we going?