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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

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