Elected at 27, Hervé Berville is among the youngest members of the Nationwide Meeting. The Costa Rican deputy, who embodies the left wing of the presidential majority, will obtain Jean Castex in his constituency of Dinan at first of February. On this election yr, a double problem is imposed on him: to elucidate the federal government’s coverage on the bottom, but in addition to deliver to Paris the issues of day by day life. Interview.
Buying energy and the price of residing are actually the most important themes of the presidential election. Somewhat than very focused measures such because the reassessment of the mileage price index, should not we now be demanding wage will increase as demanded by the unions?
Discussions should happen, department by department, however the reply to issues about buying energy is development, employment, exercise! I remind you that in Brittany, unemployment is now under 7%. We’ve got additionally elevated the exercise bonus, lowered earnings tax and abolished the housing tax. In keeping with INSEE calculations, in 5 years, the buying energy of the French has elevated by 7%. However you additionally want particular measures such because the vitality test.
Giant retailers are additionally taking initiatives to counter the excessive price of residing. For instance, the Leclerc group has positioned pork on its cabinets at lower than 2 euros per kilo. “Insupportable practices” considers the agricultural world. Do you share their anger?
Sure. What the massive retailers are doing is deplorable. The battle for customers’ buying energy shouldn’t be confused with the battle towards farmers. Agriculture shouldn’t be the adjustment variable for giant teams. We should strictly apply the Egalim legal guidelines. They now make it potential to combine manufacturing prices into the costs paid to farmers in commerce negotiations. The Ministry of Agriculture has introduced a fourfold improve in controls and heavier monetary penalties for individuals who don’t play the sport.
In latest days, in Brest, neighborhoods have been the scene of violence. Public transport was focused by fireworks mortars. Does this reveal the impotence of regulation enforcement? Ought to we think about punch operations with the military as proposed by the candidate LR Valérie Pécresse?
These are demagogic proposals which can be out of step with actuality. The fact is that the police are on the bottom since this conflagration in Brest follows a police operation which aimed to dismantle a deal level. We’ve got bolstered the police presence. We’ve got handed over police and gendarmes the place the federal government to which Valérie Pécresse belonged has withdrawn. In France, this corresponds to 10,000 further jobs, together with greater than 600 for Brittany.
However in line with the polls, a big majority of French individuals think about Emmanuel Macron’s document when it comes to safety to be unfavorable?
We are able to at all times do higher, however that is the weak level of many outgoing governments. You at all times need to put the work again on the loom.
Brittany is a area with lots of college students. Will they need to pay extra for his or her registration on the College? That is what Emmanuel Macron hinted at over the past convention of college presidents…
No, the top of state by no means stated he would elevate tuition charges. The age of social media and election campaigns doesn’t can help you say something. Once I hear Valérie Pécresse to say that she’s going to by no means take the sort of measure, she elevated the registration charges when she was Minister of Increased Schooling. When Yannick Jadot says that Emmanuel Macron is an anti-youth President, he ought to work on his recordsdata a little bit extra. We’ve got drastically lowered social safety prices for college kids. They went from 217 to 90 euros. We’ve got launched the one-euro college meal. We’ve got doubled help for probably the most precarious college students. And we have now elevated funding for analysis by 700 million euros.
The presidential marketing campaign and its rituals, specifically the race for sponsorships. The prefectures are at the moment sending the varieties to the 42,000 elected officers (regional and departmental councillors, mayors and parliamentarians) who could also be contacted. Who will you give your sponsorship to?
To Emmanuel Macron, if he’s a candidate.
Marine Le Pen or Eric Zemmour, two different candidates, will undoubtedly have their 500 sponsorships, however with problem. Is that this regular whenever you characterize a major a part of the voters? Ought to we evaluation the foundations specifically as proposed by Pierre Breteau, the mayor of Saint-Grégoire and permit all municipal councilors to present sponsorship?
It is at all times the identical chorus, the identical chorus. Hear, if a candidate who’s aiming for the supreme workplace is just not capable of acquire 500 signatures, he should ask himself questions.
Your constituency, that of Dinan, will maybe break a document. It is among the constituencies in France which has acquired probably the most ministers: six in lower than two years. Amélie de Montchalin, the Minister of the Public Service was with you final week. You’ll welcome Jean Castex, the Prime Minister at first of February. Do these strikes actually imply something?
I proposed to Jean Castex to return to Matignon, a small city in our constituency. It is a snap, however sure these visits are helpful. To begin with, it permits recordsdata to be superior. Julien Denormandie, the Minister of Agriculture got here in December. There was the essential concern of piglet castration for our breeders. His arrival made it potential to hurry up the implementation of the decrees. It additionally helps to convey messages from the sector. It is good to have ministers as a result of they return to Paris with good concepts, but in addition with the difficulties of on a regular basis life.
You latterly declared in Ouest-France “Politics within the noble sense of the time period is the long run”. So does that imply that you simply wish to register your motion in the long run? So you can be a candidate to your re-election subsequent June for the Legislative?
Every part in its time, even when my reply leans extra in the direction of sure. We do not put the carts earlier than the horse and albeit, it is not the topic that at the moment prevents Costarmoricains and Bretons from sleeping.
The long run can also be post-Macron. A brand new “Horizons” social gathering is rising within the presidential majority. Edouard Philippe is in the present day the favourite political persona of the French. Is he the long run?
Oh La! If we are able to see at six months or a yr, that is not unhealthy! Edouard Philippe was a superb Prime Minister. I appreciated working with him. In 5 years, we’ll see one another once more and it could be one other matter!
“Sunday in Politics” with Hervé Berville, a program to observe on Sunday January 30, at 11:25 a.m. on France three Bretagne.