on France 2, Elisabeth Borne asserts herself “listening” to criticism but assures that “this reform, it will be done”

on France 2, Elisabeth Borne asserts herself “listening” to criticism but assures that “this reform, it will be done”

As if to correct a misunderstanding, Elisabeth Borne announced the entry color, Thursday, February 2, on the set of the program “L’Evénement”, on France 2: pension reform “It’s a collective effort”admitted the Prime Minister.

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After two days of massive mobilization against the executive’s plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, the Matignon tenant played the card of sincerity. Reform pensions, “it’s not easy (…) but it is essential”, she explained. The one that the communist leader Fabien Roussel had confused in a slip, a few days earlier on BFM-TV, with the former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the “iron lady”, now assumes the hard part of his project.

The « justice » et ” progress “ of the device, praised during the initial presentation of the reform, on January 10, had aroused criticism and outraged denials on the part of the unions and the opposition, which had hastened to highlight the examples of workers penalized by the reform. “So, ultimately, is this reform fair? »inquired presenter Caroline Roux. “I first said that this reform was aimed at balance. Then we are attentive to the distribution of the effort. (…) You can’t ask the same thing of everyone.said the head of government.

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Elisabeth Borne wanted to be the apostle of a ” truth ” which required explaining, with a lot of figures and graphs, that this reform rejected by a majority of French people aimed above all to save the pension system. “We have a social model whose future we must ensure”, has she pointed out, assuring that doing nothing would lead to the country’s ruin, by impoverishing pensioners, by increasing taxes or by “breaking the dynamic of job creation”. And those who suggest otherwise don’t say ” all the truth “she accused, targeting Pierre-Louis Bras, boss of the Pensions Orientation Council, who has repeatedly affirmed that pension expenditure “didn’t slip”. “The equilibrium of a system is the expenditure and the income”she reported.

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Allay “reluctance, worries and questions”

So much for the observation that the government has been trying to draw up for several weeks already. All that remained was to appease the “reluctance, concerns and questions”which the Prime Minister says she has “heard”. A few days before the opening of the debates in the Assembly, the head of government asserts herself “ listening to extract a compromise while avoiding, she hopes, the parliamentary obstruction programmed by La France insoumise. The hypothesis of an 49.3, article of the Constitution allowing a text to be adopted without a vote, is not “envisaged”, she assures. But the passageways seem narrow.

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