Arnaud Montebourg is preparing his return to politics. The former Minister of the Economy under François Hollande was the guest of the “Grand rendez-vous Europe 1-Les Echos-CNEWS” Sunday 22 November. The one who is now an entrepreneur wondered about the way in which the “500 billion more debt, that is to say seven times the annual product of the income tax … It is impossible, and we will not be able to do it without jacqueries and revolts”, he assured.
According to him, “we will have to find innovative formulas”, in particular “a concerted cancellation of all the Covid debts of all the countries of the euro zone, and a massive takeover by the European Central Bank, which will not rob anyone”. “We are not going to have austerity plans ad vitam aeternam to repay a debt in which we have no responsibility, neither moral, nor political, nor economic”, insisted the former resident of Bercy between 2012 and 2014.
Arnaud Montebourg has, moreover, portrayed Emmanuel Macron as a weather vane, “a Californian liberal, a surfer, who takes all the waves, the green, the red, the blue “, presenting himself in counterpoint as a man of conviction. Asked about what could be a presidential roadmap, he listed: “Reform the Republic, reform capitalism (…), ecologically rebuild industry and agriculture, dismantle Islamism in our country, and put France before Europe”.
If he “look for the way to [son] commitment” and don’t know “not how yet” he wants to participate in the campaign for the presidential election of 2022, Arnaud Montebourg believes that “The objective of the Republic is to beat Emmanuel Macron (in the first round) to prevent Ms. Le Pen from winning in the second round.”