MAJOR MAINTENANCE – Favorite of the regional election in Hauts-de-France, Xavier Bertrand is already planning for the 2022 presidential election and targets his main opponent, Emmanuel Macron. On security, “instead of acting effectively, he speaks”, denounces the president of the region.
The FIGARO MAGAZINE. – According to polls, the number 1 concern of the French is safety. How to answer it when it is not a competence of the region?
XAVIER BERTRAND. – More than a concern, it is the exasperation that the French testify. If security is one of my priorities at the regional level, especially in transport, high schools and in support of municipalities, we must tell the truth to the French: it is at the level of the State that insecurity should be fought. We will not rebuild our country without putting an end to the disorder, it is a prerequisite! This is the process in which I subscribe. Insecurity is the most harmful component of disorder because it strikes first, and most violently, the most modest and fragile among us. In difficult neighborhoods, authority has shifted from the state to the offenders. They believe they are authorized to make their law reign with impunity. It must and will stop. Firmly, I intend to restore
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