the repeal proposal is a “lack of respect” for the French, according to Borne
The bill aimed at repealing the pension reform, which must be debated on June 8 in the National Assembly, is “a lack of respect for the French”, estimated Friday Elisabeth Borne, reaffirming that she was “unconstitutional”.
“If I want Parliament to vote on an unconstitutional bill? My answer is no”, declared the Prime Minister on the sidelines of a trip to the Côte d’Or devoted to biodiversity.
“I find it scandalous to let the French people believe that we could vote for a text which everyone knows first of all that it is not certain that it will go to the end of its course and that, if it were to be adopted, then it would be canceled by the Constitutional Council, ”said Élisabeth Borne in Châtillon-sur-Seine.
The independent parliamentary group Liot (Freedoms, Independents, Overseas, Territories) has tabled a bill repealing the increase in the retirement age to 64 years. This must be debated on Wednesday in committee and then in the hemicycle on June 8, and it enjoys broad support from the opposition.
“It’s a lack of respect vis-à-vis the French,” added the head of government. “It is Parliament that is looking at how we react to a bill that is clearly unconstitutional,” she said.
The presidential majority is currently examining the legal and parliamentary means of preventing a high-risk vote on June 8 which would have a strong political impact even if it has very little chance of actually leading to a questioning of the pension reform.