Very deserving of I would think……
Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed on Monday in Nice. Photo: AFP
‘Trumpified’ Sarkozy lays siege to Hollande after Nice
Published: 18 Jul 2016 18:00 GMT+02:00
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Valls and two ministers attending a ceremony of remembrance endured a humiliating chorus of boos, along with shouts of “Murderers!” and “Resign!”
The anger is reflected in France’s politics, where the opposition – which once united with the government in past outrages – has gone on the attack as presidential and legislative elections loom.
After the third major attack in 18 months former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is eyeing another run for the top job in 2017, did not hold back.
The leader of the centre-right Republicans party accused President Francois Hollande – nicknamed “Flanby” by detractors after a brand of wobbly custard – of “trembling” in the face of the jihadist threat.
“Everything that should have been done the past 18 months was not done,” Sarkozy said in an interview with TF1 television on Sunday.
“France cannot let its children be murdered,” he said, declaring the country to be in an “outright war.”
“It will be us or them,” he added, calling for all foreign-born terror suspects to be deported.