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Interior Minister Gérard Collomb was hauled up in front of a parliamentary committee today. There are strident calls for his resignation. But apparently he knew nothing about anything... Completely incongruous.

The co-ordinated response apparently cooked up by Macron's team (he is holed up, not been seen in public since Friday) seems to be that it was the president's chief of staff who is at fault, he should have reported Benalla to the police etc. Convenient: he had already announced that he will retire in October...
Firing him now (slightly early retirement) will not be the circuit-breaker required. And now the ball is squarely in the court of the Presidential inner circle.

Macron will have to speak at some point. He only gets one shot. It's going to be hugely entertaining, obviously...

Any bets?

  1. Macron declares it's all Collomb's fault and fires him
  2. ??? My imagination is failing me...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 at 03:29:40 PM EST
Macron: Detailed low level security and staffing arrangements are not the concern of the Presidency...there was a failure of down the line management supervision and control... steps have been taken to ensure there can be no repetition... the law will be allowed to take its course and the accused are entitled to due process... I have appointed a new chief of staff to ensure better systems are put in place ... I have met with those who were allegedly assaulted and assured them of my full support... they will receive full compensation if there is independent verification of the allegations that they were unjustly assaulted ... the Presidency supports the right of peaceful protest and a free press and applauds the press for their diligence in this case...  NEXT

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 at 03:56:28 PM EST
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