Nathalie Arthaud leaves for a third presidential election without changing anything in her commitments, nor in her outspokenness. Invited on France Inter Wednesday, October 27, the candidate of Lutte Ouvrière (LO) explained “Disgust” and the “Disorientation” of the left-wing electorate facing bankruptcy “From the left to the government” who is “Transformed into a doormat for big capital”. “Many times she has been on the ground of the extreme right”, she regretted, targeting in particular François Hollande and “The famous question of forfeiture of nationality”, proposed by the former President of the Republic in the aftermath of the November 13 attacks.
The agrégée in economics, heir to Arlette Laguiller – presidential candidate and spokesperson for the party between 1974 and 2007 – then denounced the“Inflation allowance” announced on October 21 by the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, to fight against the rise in fuel prices. The Trotskyist candidate defended, for her part, an increase in salaries to the tune of “300, 400, 500 euros more each month on the payslips”, « by going to take on the profits ” large companies.
A minimum wage of 2,000 euros
Lutte Ouvrière is also raising the proposal to increase the minimum wage to 2,000 euros per month as well as an indexation of wages on “Real inflation” – a measure recently put forward by the deputy La France insoumise (LFI) François Ruffin. Mme Arthaud also regretted that the “yellow vests” had never established themselves in companies and called on them. “Workers, employees, retirees” To “Defend themselves and claim their due” by renewing “With collective struggles, strikes, factory occupations”. The candidate said to herself “Convinced that the essential” democratic and civic life “Takes place in companies”.
Asked about her differences with the rebellious candidates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon (LFI), and communist, Fabien Roussel (PCF), she reaffirmed the posture of her party: “I am not trying to manage this capitalist society, I am trying to overthrow it. ” In this line, a few days before the start of COP26 in Scotland, Mr.me Arthaud also ruled that“We will only be able to save the planet if we stop this race for incredible profit”, on “Questioning private property” facing “Multinationals who can do whatever they want”.