In great financial difficulty, Marine Le Pen's party is trying to take advantage of the crisis caused by the coronavirus to save money by ceasing to pay the rent for its permanence.
Or how to get back on the back of the epidemic, at the expense of the state (and also the French). The National Rally, which no longer has a penny in its coffers, asked its local officials to no longer pay the rent of their offices during the coronavirus period, reveals Thursday the Express. Confinement requires, the injunction was made by email: the far-right party sent a message to all its departmental delegates, followed by an SMS, to “Make sure the message got across”. It would be a “Normal procedure”, according to Gilles Pennelle, the boss of the federations of the far-right party, who was sorry at the weekly that his training was “An association in difficulty”.
Basically, the RN, which owes its financial situation only to its disastrous management for years, is trying to discreetly benefit from the special aids put in place by the government to support companies losing business during confinement. Some small businesses lacking commercial income at the moment, for example, have the right to suspend “Water, gas, electricity bills and so on”… Except that “It's not an open bar!” reacted Bercy to the Express. Because no one has ever talked about political parties. “The RN's attitude is scandalous with non-civism and non-patriotism.” And the weekly places in passing that the owners of the offices in question are often individuals. We will add: sometimes even RN executives.