9:45 a.m., May 31, 2023
The National Rally remains the “heir of Pétain” according to the Prime Minister. If these terms are unconvincing and come out of “the 90s” for Emmanuel Macron, it remains important to fight the far right, just like the far left, for Sarah El Haïry, Secretary of State for Youth and Service universal national and guest of Europe 1 this morning.
After qualifying the National Rally as “heir to Pétain”, Elisabeth Borne saw herself reframed by the President of the Republic. For the latter, “we do not fight the far right with the words of the 90s” although we have to fight against it. For Sarah El Haïry, Secretary of State for Youth and Universal National Service and guest of Europe 1 this morning, there is no substantive difference between her two colleagues in government.
The government is also doing what is necessary to stem the influence of the extremes, in particular that of the right, on the territory. “But let’s be very clear, how do we fight against the National Front and against the extreme right in our country? Well, by looking for solutions,” said the Secretary of State. “When we set up factories, when we reindustrialize, when we go looking for 8,000 additional jobs, 1.2 million jobs… Who does that help?”, she wonders before answering: “ The workers, the employees, in the lands where the far right persists.”
“An extreme left that calls for anarchy”
Sarah El Haïry does not, however, ignore the extremist movements emanating from the left, which the government is fighting just as much. “I have always put the fight against extremes on the same level,” she says, referring to the right as well as the left. “An extreme left which calls for anarchy, disorder and ultimately to destroy everything that we have as a great pillar of authority in our country, and that is also my fight”, maintains the Secretary of State in charge of the Universal National Service.