November 18, 2018
The government "does not change course", the day after the mobilization of almost 290,000 "yellow vests" across France. Invited Sunday evening at 20:00 in France 2, Edouard Philippe responded to this day and declared that he "heard anger" but also "suffering" of these French. While accusing "anarchist scenes" which in his opinion led to the heavy human road (1 death and over 400 injured) condemned the "indecent behavior" of politicians who had joined the processions.
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On the merits of the protest, however, the Prime Minister repeated: "Yes, the carbon dioxide path we have put, we will hold it." In other words, there is no question of reviewing the increase in fuel taxes, especially the tax on diesel fuel, which will gradually adjust it to petrol prices. Edouard Philippe defended this action and assured that it was not "just to annoy French" but because it was a campaign for Emmanuel Macron in 2017. He also said he was against leading a "zigzagging government" when circumstances change. "The course is good" and "We will hold it," he decided.
The prime minister promises "results" at the end of the five-year period
In response, Edouard Philippe specifically insisted that the commitments made by the Marche candidate – "reforming work", "lowering mandatory fees" and "repairing the country" – would be held at the end of the quarter. The prime minister promises "results" visible to all French years in 2022. "They want more support in their daily lives, that's what we're going to do," he promised.
Like Edouard Philippe, several ministers had confirmed this position throughout the day. The government is "fiscal decline" but his "duty" is to transform the economy to make it less dependent on oil, especially requested by the ministry of action and public accounts Gerald Darmanin. The "planned path" for ecological taxation will therefore continue, also warned his colleague at the ecological transition François de Rugy, who called for "to do a lot of education" and to multiply "direct contacts" with the government's members in French.
Not sure that the "Yellow Wests" were mobilized on Saturday and for a small part of them still Sunday is not happy with this response from the CEO. The question of the continuation of the movement is still open.