It’s in Barjac, a village the place the candidate from nationwide rally (RN) had rented an Airbnb for the time of his marketing campaign, which we get to know with Pierre Meurin. The 32-year-old, who’s now an MP, will go to the Nationwide Meeting this Wednesday to return to Parliament. Be careful for appearances! Behind his fairly sober look is a political strategist.
Objectif Gard: What have you ever been as much as since your election this Sunday?
Pierre Meurin: We first cleared away all of the gear saved within the Airbnb that we rented from Barjac for the marketing campaign. Sunday night time we celebrated the victory with my household and activists. I additionally made plenty of telephone calls. I’ll Paris this Wednesday for the primary group assembly of the 89 MEPs nationwide rally the Nationwide Meeting. My new circle of buddies!
“In the present day I take into account myself a gardois”
And you propose to return down once more? That is the primary criticism leveled at you in the course of the election marketing campaign…
Sure. In the present day I take into account myself a Gardois. From Monday, when the marketing campaign ended, I visited the residents of Navacelles, the primary city I towed to. I promised them I’d come again to see them if I win. It is achieved, I maintain my guarantees. Additionally, I intend to return to the sector a number of occasions to check folks’s emotions concerning the information.
You do not reside within the 4th district. Now that you just’re elected, do you plan to settle right here?
Sure, I will likely be searching for a home for my household close to Navacelles, Les Mages or Les Fumades. We’re from the Loire. In fact, I intend to return with my spouse, who’s a speech therapist, and my two youngsters, Grégoire and Thibault. Because the third on the way in which, she is because of be born in August.
What made you become involved in politics? Are your mother and father politicized themselves?
No approach. My father is a educated agricultural engineer and has now taken over an industrial field in a metallic body. My mom is a housewife. There have been 4 of us within the household, together with three boys. I received into politics in faculty once I joined UNI (Nationwide Inter-College Union), a right-wing union backed by the UMP (former title of the celebration). The Republicans, editor’s be aware). I’ve at all times had a way of the widespread good with sturdy convictions. Additionally, I by no means received very far: I joined Philippe De Villiers’ celebration, then Éric Zemmour’s, and now he nationwide rally.
“I am a Social Catholic”
What’s your practice of thought?
I take into account myself a social Catholic. I am a conservative on social points, I have been in opposition to marriage for all. I’m in opposition to PMA (medically assisted copy) and GPA (surrogacy). I consider that we’re approaching eugenics with embryonic choice. On the financial stage, however, I’m fairly liberal. Problematic is the free competitors of our financial system with the arrival of low-cost Chinese language items. We’ve to alleviate our entrepreneurs.
Coming again to your journey, you left Éric Zemmour on the peak of the polls to hitch a Marine Le Pen who was then in bother. We will inform you had a hole nostril…
(He smiles) Nevertheless, they instructed me I used to be silly once I received to Zemmour they usually instructed me the identical factor once I left! At first I actually thought his political venture may very well be good, that within the face of the western disaster he would pull out Nicolas Sarkozy’s “Kärcher” and “Work extra to earn extra” by including a robust social leg. yellow. Besides that Éric Zemmour, as a political columnist, ran as a candidate! I did not really feel it anymore… It pissed me off! As well as, I took care of the territorial community and militant group alone. I used to be shortly disillusioned, I understood that Éric Zemmour wouldn’t be capable to seduce the favored and feminine citizens. I left the motion in February.
When did you be part of Marine Le Pen?
No additional… I then took somewhat distance from political life by coping with renewable energies. However once I watched Marine Le Pen’s assembly in Reims on TV, I noticed a robust and resilient lady. I knew she was the way forward for our thought stream. I could not assist however e-mail him instantly, getting on his nerves. I recommended a visit to Sancerre, which had simply been voted the preferred village in France on Stéphane Bern’s present. I recommended the idea of “joyful repression” to him. She should have appreciated it as a result of she known as me personally to supply me a candidacy within the 4th district of Gard. It wasn’t my plan to change into an MP, however I stated sure right away. I am a daredevil, an intrepid one.
Does that imply you’re impulsive?
No, I am fairly intuitive. I are likely to act after which suppose.
“I am not obsessive about cash”
That is your first alternative. Does the Nationwide Meeting impress you?
No, I am fairly impatient for all the things to stabilize to hold folks’s voices. What struck me probably the most in the course of the marketing campaign was their frustration. Systematically, I heard their anger on the rise in fuel costs and the decline in remaining life. You see: the comfy center class not exists as we speak.
Within the meeting you’re in opposition. do you suppose you possibly can assist
In any case, I am undecided that the opposition’s work is ineffective. Democratic well being additionally implies that the opposition is doing its opposition work. The objection have to be justified and strong. There are usually not many factors on which I agree with Emmanuel Macron.
Aren’t you afraid of a attainable breakup?
The whole lot will rely upon whether or not this meeting is governable. There may be nonetheless a relative majority. If he manages to agree on factors The Republicans and a few socialists, Emmanuel Macron, can discover majorities of texts…
What do you say to those that are anxious concerning the arrival of MEPs? nationwide rally thought-about a “racist” political celebration by some?
I problem you to seek out in Marine Le Pen a racist imaginative and prescient of society. Not like those that accuse us elsewhere, who themselves attend non-racial workshops…
The place will your workplace be situated and who will your staff be?
In the course of using I am pondering of doing a easy trick with a bowling inexperienced. I am not obsessive about cash in any respect. Comfort and cash have by no means been my factor. The casting is on for my staff…
Lastly, what’s going to your first invoice be?
It is tough, I’ve plenty of them. I’ll suggest that each euro paid in favor of cities also needs to be paid in rural areas. Municipalities should even be allowed to freely type alliances with one another. If there may be one proposal to defend, it will be the referendum to finish immigration. In any other case, relating to the territory, I’ll take a look at the file of the two×2 lanes between Alès and Nîmes. I can even suggest a gathering to all of the mayors of the district to steer probably the most reluctant to obtain me (learn once more right here). Scorching, I can perceive their angle…
Interview by Tony Duret and Coralie Mollaret