tv Inside Story 2019 Ep 117 Al Jazeera April 27, 2019 8:32pm-9:01pm +03
that it is the government that dictum mines and leads and conduct. policy of the nations so i think that. caller looked a little bit too much as a technocrat and not as a president in the sense of you could see that you know charles the goals of pompey do fosse who are meeting on and bloodied really the president of france chancellor is fair what do you make of that it was more of a minister's speech than than than a presidential one sixty three percent of the electorate still not convinced to what extent is all of this a little too late. too little too late for french voters. i tend to disagree with the previous panelists and perhaps a great degree of it. tell me why that it's evidently the case that the president spoke about sort of more technical measures and didn't look like a de golyer
a mr on but in twenty nineteen i'm not sure if that's really the expectations the french have in fact macro at the beginning of his presidency spent an awful lot of time trying to come across as a jew putin and president a source of god like figure and it came across really it's rather in written rather strange strange fashion i'd say for such a young man to behave like a greek god or a roman god. so this is beyond as he's trying to open the second act of his presidency i think it is understandable that he's trying to talk a bit more concretely about what he can do for the french and i'd also say that police policy in france has accelerated since two thousand and two in that there's been. sort of the elections for presidents and for parliaments have been synchronized and therefore presidents have become more responsible for the actions of individual governments you don't have this kind of removed figure of a president the president is expected to be involved in day to day politics that may be incoherent with the original spirit of the fifth republic but that's the
reality we have and so the reason i disagree i suppose is that tried a different tack which may or may not work time will tell but he came across as perhaps a bit less regal or divine his desk wasn't sort of gilded but actually white and quite sort of minimalist and he talked about real issues so time will tell whether it works what he make of that. yeah it will be charged too because actually east to himself yesterday that some of the measures he was indicating that he was proposing such as go to some that is a show do kind of. taxis which can be cut to the kind of public spending which can be cut will be decided by the gov and he gives directions as his role and it's up to the government as the constitution stipulates to enact disparate e.c. so is rolle yesterday if it was quite right to give some direction and effort he gave a sense of direction basically that yes and change direction every challenge he stopped
and michael cannot be defiled of the nation like doug or was all a. given she and i could be at some point because of his age anyway and because of is approach is actually made to point that he's been on earning curve so it's a bit quieter the next iteration of that the nudists acceptation in the last two years are some really nice yet not quite fit because actually because of his life he was removed from many people and come on people's program is looked at in the last two years that maybe the measures he had who took his top down approach the drip don't approach charter say the idea is not suited to and friends want people who understand then the debate. for that to happen he wants to show that it's recent he's already made some consideration which should go towards the demands of
the face of a do we do specific ever fix he wants to involve that but the government has a role to play but there are so more the citizens are still going to vote or mayors so he wants to promote a top down governance as it was before. and let's see where that can work changing tack slightly here what is it that the french want the people they say they want lower taxes employment opportunities reforms better public services fewer decisions made by the elite in paris but many are unwilling it seems to accept longer working hours or hire a time and age less social security is what the french want pretty much like briggs it is in the u.k. want i suppose undeliverable ultimately whoever is in power is that thing that you know it's how do you do politics in western democracy.
there were cameron in england instead of barring a leadership and saying we are going to improve our position in the european union we are going to make this european union work cameron decided it's not up to me to decide but it's up to the people again and again to decide and i will do a referral and so mccall showed a really poor leadership. and he made a huge crisis which is not finished in britain you need leadership. did. show a lot of leadership yesterday i'm not so sure i'm not so sure that people listen to him to the end i don't think so the they were bored quite quickly he
showed good competence is sure that he was a good technocrat i don't think he showed leadership and if you sure leadership you just say and make the people follow you in a policy and he started to. to to say that he was elected on the program that it would reform france because forms as he very costly welfare state that does not bring satisfaction satisfaction to its people in the huge well first aid no satisfaction for the people and the problem is that mccall said that it would reform it but actually it didn't take in the first hundred days all the measures that shewed as have reformed this wealth stayed and finally yesterday told us. that you know he had
a promise of reducing. the size of the civil service in france which is. the biggest. the heaviest civil service in the whole europe and apparently it was it was all a bit blurred but apparently he will give up this this reform so actually. at the same time he did not reform the system he will be still criticized by by germany for instance because of huge french dificid and at the same time he didn't bring satisfaction to the most poor people of france and the yellow vest population so i don't think that for the time being he is a really beginning act to or if you think that is beginning an act number two i don't really read the scenario ok a chance to show a white why couldn't
a court of introduce the measures that he's introducing now earlier in his term. is there any alternatives in terms of leadership in france right now to president mccraw and how will his party or marsh fare in in the forthcoming european elections. so to take those three questions one by one the reason why some of these policies wasn't well presented before is simply because we've had a great debate recently and it was important to show that this great debate served some purpose and that it inspired some kind of change of cap in macro leadership although some my fellow panelists seem to think he isn't showing much of that quality so that's why the policies came up now some of them follow through on what he announced in the summer some are a much more specific response to i think frustrations with which macro felt to be fair to him he did take part in his own debates he actually turned up as a sort of surprise guest at some of them and usually did quite well and you know
yesterday's exercise of banging on for three hours about various measures is an exercise he's very good at and while it can be quite tedious to watch it on television people who attend usually get quite drawn in and so using the great debate he did speired some policies to respond to various frustrations one very key one was sort of simplifying administrative tasks and bringing them all into one place which may be maybe sort of called service france or something ok simplifying access to public service is your second question was on a lot of political terms or to macro for the moment there isn't really one i mean he's decimated the the traditional parties of government and so the alternatives are really extremes which for the moment don't seem ready to win in a two round race and your third question how well we do in the european parliament elections in a month and his list is sort of neck and neck with the far right the far right i believe is ahead this week but it really varies from week to week and that's the big challenge for him as a pro european president i think it's very important for him to come first in the european elections occasion we haven't got to the bottom of this question of what
the french want do they want macro or national do they want the far right. who would do the french when there's a big question and every president was tempted to reform france and met with a bruise or to try is be sort of a good brew. on soc was it before it was ship before it's time that they want to make structural reforms a stronger position it was even the case for my quote earlier all in one it changes the change liberalized station and a reform or a work you had to face. right was used to privatizing a way to a party to competition yet to face huge demonstrations but you know given ok and that's it's always been you should undergo just to say do you want to can you governor country with for under the sixty five different types of cheese and he'd
seen in there of an indication when you look at the what comes out of the debate two main things that the board of want is they less tax more public services how do you reconcile this two aims that is. very very difficult to square that circle and yesterday for example many many measures will displease is right wing supporters especially the fact that he decided not to implement hundred fifty five thousand job cuts into cities has yet to do it because there's a demand for public services maybe it would mean redeploying these people etc so. i don't think he has a sense of leadership it's very difficult in france to reform this time yes to changes. try to evolve more whole other bodies in there just in
the making of a decision and some of the decisions he announced yesterday go towards death at first when he said he wanted to work more closely with the unions which early on in his mandate eeg note and yesterday it was very striking to see that the most positive reaction to his speech yesterday was that of the reformist union. and it was. loads of good fakes and we see that do you know quite reassured by the fact that he won't make seven cuts in public spending right he's or so proud he wants to define difference or should what we're just being under attack from many quarters in europe and within france in the us for years and that is something that we. that we stand and we good case and make chances for his government for his part is this do you buy that action to maybe come ahead of knotted up and because it's true he has no position i don't want conflict of the cigar we could take over the
presidency for a final question i'll go off on you for a voice in the middle here charles which failed in london. charles i need you to be under a minute here if you can guess what time is is tight if there were a general election always and only half way through his term but if there were to be a general election in france tomorrow would he win. well there are different types of elections in france and they're all too round elections so you can't really read them through a british lens or a german one but in a presidential election i think he would win he still has the support of the twenty four percent of voted for him in the first round in twenty seventeen and then assuming he would be up against an extremely candid is of the far right or the far left mr middle of the far left is quite a. quite a strong figure in the opposition on the far left so whether he would he were to face mrs le pen or mr middleton he beat them not as convincingly as in twenty seventeen but he would so that's not saying that he'll win in twenty twenty two the next election is quite low quite a long way away you ask me what would happen in the immediate future and he would
probably went just many thanks indeed gentlemen there we must end our discussion thank you all for being with us today when i was here out in paris charles this field in london and jack role in san paolo and if we get you can see the program again at any time just by going to our website at al-jazeera dot com for further discussion join us at our facebook page or facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story and you can join the conversation on twitter my handle is at a.j. inside story for me adrian figure the whole team here and thanks for watching i'll see you again but for that i.
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forces personnel some are reported to be tortured during their detention those are your headlines the news continues after return of a president more news in twenty five minutes. this is a president of madagascar mark amen amen ana. the first time i met him was in south africa. he was in exile to post by a military coup so look really think this is it is good cheer to take a photo because all the hear me in the chest where would you like to say. i want to stay on welfare. born into
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