Pensions: Xavier Bertrand for a reform “with justice” but “this is not the mark of the Head of State”

Pensions: Xavier Bertrand for a reform “with justice” but “this is not the mark of the Head of State”

“When there is no justice, you cannot advance the French,” said the outgoing president of the Hauts-de-France region on franceinfo.

Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France region and presidential candidate called Thursday, June 17 on franceinfo for a pension reform “Courageous, but with justice”. The question of pensions “Must be decided by the presidential election. A courageous reform is needed, but with justice. And justice is not the hallmark of the head of state. ”

According to him, the notion of justice is essential in any reform, whatever it is: “When there is no justice, you cannot advance the French. You cannot move the country forward. No reform can take place without the spirit of justice. We need efficiency for our children, for our grandchildren, but we need justice ”, he assured.

The presidential candidate is projected for 2031: “In ten years, it will certainly be two more years in ten years. Not immediately. In ten years”, he says. “Two more years and then with the life expectancy which will increase, it will be necessary to go towards an additional year”, he added.

Xavier Bertrand regrets that Emmanuel Macron did not go through with this reform: “The pension reform is not the health crisis which is responsible for its failure? It was because we had never understood anything about what there was, that there was no justice. You know, like someone from the area says [Martine Aubry], ‘when it’s blurry, there’s a wolf’. She was fuzzy from the start ”, he believes.