This video from France says about itself:
27 July 2017
President Emmanuel Macron‘s “La République En Marche” party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France’s most powerful political organisation. Its members are being asked to vote on “statutes”, the written rules which would determine the party’s leadership structure. The vote was supposed to be a formality, but it’s causing tensions among members who want more of a say in the party’s future. Claire Paccalin-Williams and Karina Chabour report.
Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant today:
MP of Macron‘s party injures socialist politician into hospital
A member of the Macron party La République and Marche has been charged because he has beaten a socialist politician with his scooter helmet into hospital. The socialist got into a coma, had to be operated and still has trouble talking, says his lawyer.
By Peter Giesen
It is a known risk for new parties like [Macron‘s] La République and Marche: attracting successful applicants and candidates who do not turn out to have bad behavior. Half of their group in the National Assembly consists of ‘civic politicians’ without political experience. But so far, they are mainly in the news because of their amateurism and lack of knowledge of parliamentary procedures.
The real scandals are caused by politicians who have switched from the socialists to the Macron party. Against their caucus’ Vice President Richard Ferrand there is court inquiry into conflicts of interest in a real estate transaction for his former employer, an insurance corporation.
France: Top Macron Minder, Alexandre Benalla, Filmed Hitting May Day Protester: here.
Alexandre Benalla, a close aide of President Emmanuel Macron and his deputy chief of staff, has been detained for questioning by police after it emerged that he illegally donned a CRS riot police helmet and its insignia, and then assaulted two peaceful protesters on May Day. For several months the Elysée presidential palace covered up this brutal and illegal attack on protesters exercising their democratic rights: here.
Benalla in January 2017 in Lille: here.
Last week, the government of French President Emanuel Macron detailed its plans to rewrite the country’s labor code, aiming to remove all legal barriers for business to lay off workers, lengthen working hours, and slash wages and benefits: here.
Three days before its presentation of decrees to destroy the labor code on August 31, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a series of measures to complete his break with what remains of the “French social model”. Under the pretext of “modernizing” social welfare systems, the government of French President Emanuel Macron is setting out to destroy all the social rights the working class gained in struggle during the 20th century: here.