Splashed by accusations of instrumentalization hanging over the union “Avenir lycéen”, the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer reacted on RTL, Sunday, November 22, affirming that “Liberation and Mediapart are trying to make a deal out of nothing”.
Mediapart surveys (for subscribers) and of Release (for subscribers) on this pro-government organization pushed the deputies France rebellious and several Communists to demand a parliamentary commission of inquiry into the link between the union and the “executive power”.
“Why not a commission of inquiry, that can be interesting”, declared Jean-Michel Blanquer ensuring that “if anyone takes a close look at what is said in these articles, there is really a lot of sauce and little rabbit”.
“Why not a commission of inquiry, that can be interesting (…) We see that Liberation and Médiapart are trying to make a case from nothing”
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“You just have high school kids who, perhaps, unexpectedly spent the money they had. I immediately demanded that there be an investigation, period.”, said the Minister of Education.
Asked whether his ministry could have “remote control” this union, Jean-Michel Blanquer retorts: “Of course not”, accusing LFI of trying “for years to have an influence on the high school environment, on the student environment (…) it is really the pyromaniac firefighter”.