“The referendum on immigration, a decisive concession or a fool’s bargain for LR”?

Emmanuel Macron, October 12. SARAH MEYSSONNIER/REUTERS

COUNTERPOINT – On paper, the give-and-take may seem more favorable to the leaders of LR… But the symmetry is, however, misleading.

Strategic advance or tactical diversion? It is in any case not trivial thatEmmanuel Macron puts on the table the question of a possible referendum on immigrationthe day before the start of the senatorial debate on the Darmanin law.

Everything was in place to achieve a deadlock on the text defended by the Minister of the Interior. Despite the amendment proposed by the centrists of Hervé Marseille, we know in advance that the only version that LR senators could vote on would clearly exclude any form of regularization of illegal workers. And we know in advance that such a hardened version would not have a majority in the embly.

The agenda of a Saint-Denis bis to which the party leaders are invited on November 17 is not in itself linked to this bill since it is a question of continuing the reflection initiated at the end of August on developments constitutional. But precisely, the right and the National Rally are calling for a referendum on immigration – the theme to this day…

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