Macron is afraid of Frexit! Fury in France as “lies” emerge over EU sovereignty claims | World

Macron is afraid of Frexit! Fury in France as “lies” emerge over EU sovereignty claims | World

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Presidential candidate Arnaud Montebourg, former Minister of the Economy, Industrial Renewal and Digital, criticized President Emmanuel Macron’s approach to the rule of law in the EU.

In an article in the French daily Liberation, Mr. Montebourg wrote: “Macron and his Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, immediately affirmed their support for the Commission.
“However, one can – like me – vehemently disapprove of the clerical and reactionary policy of the Polish government, which mistreats part of its population, while recalling that the Commission and the French government are seriously mistaken in asserting that European law is superior to the constitutions of the member states. “

He accused the European institutions of abusing their power and said the French “can and must” act against “the sovereignty of the peoples of Europe” – now is the time to do so given the “dispute between Poland and the Commission ”.

The European Commission and Poland have had a bitter disagreement over the bloc’s rule of law framework, which has been in effect since the start of the year and stipulates that EU countries can suspend funds from a countries from their common budget if there is a threat of misuse of money – a point Poland denies.

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French politician criticized Macron’s attitude towards the EU as being too ‘docile’ (Image : Getty)
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While the Polish government Law and Justice (PiS) declares that some EU laws are “incompatible” with its constitution, the European Commission maintains that European law is superior to national law.

Mr. Macron is among the leaders who would like the Commission to punish Poland – as well as Hungary – in order to protect the sovereignty of the bloc, an attitude described by Mr. Montebourg as “the docile parrot of the Commission”.

The 2022 candidate said: “European treaties are not superior to the constitutions of member states.

“Our government, which supports the unfounded position of the Commission, must be wary. “

But support for him is scarce.

Allies: Macron, loyal supporter of the EU, is one of the leaders in agreement with the rule of law (Image : Getty)

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@AristarqueDe said on Twitter: “Montebourg is just a big mouth to criticize.

“He has nothing to contribute to the debate!

@ MyMaster66 added: “In your opinion, a majority of French people would like to leave the EU. So tell us why no one wants to vote for you?

And @bibilevrai commented, “I really hope you never go over five percent with *** bulls like that.

“You are a danger for France.

However, some users suggested they would support Frexit, with CpvaThiriet saying: “The UK is doing very well economically.

“We need to stop buying what the mainstream media say, jealous of having reclaimed their sovereignty and saved billions in annual contributions to the EU. “

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Arnaud Montebourg, who announced his candidacy, wants to protect France’s sovereignty within the EU (Image : Getty)

@PATHACHON disagrees: “Among the English, they cry tears of blood and there are right-wing extremists in France who would like us to suffer the same fate with Frexit?

“My god, my god, patriotism!

@HaifaGharbi6 argued: “We can stay and demand changes, adaptations.

“Courage is more about getting these changes and not leaving. Leaving is too easy. “

Mr. Montebourg had serious reprimands for the Union. “Everyone knows that this EU does not work.

“He has so far accomplished nothing serious against Big Tech, Chinese industrial domination, tax havens, and nothing specific against the climate threat. “

Nevertheless, he said he saw “no need to use the threat of Frexit” to enforce France, proposing on the contrary to “regain strength for themselves within the framework of European cooperation”.

The debate rages on, however, and fury has erupted in France over Mr Montebourg’s claims.

The president of the Patriots Florian Philippot even accused him of “lying”.

He said: “Montebourg knows he is lying when he says that we can regain our sovereignty by staying in the EU. “

Additional reporting by Maria Ortega


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