Nicolas Sarkozy fez ontem um dos seus melhores discursos, citando a revolta de 1968:
He summoned memories of the student revolt of 1968, saying: "In this election, it is a question of whether the heritage of May '68 should be perpetuated or if it should be liquidated once and for all."
If elected, Mr Sarkozy promised to break with the "cynicism" of the "gauche caviars", who he blamed for a crisis of "morality, authority, work and national identity". Citing the recent mini-riot in Gare du Nord, he repeated his accusation that the Left "systematically takes the side of thugs, troublemakers and fraudsters against the police".
A reacção da sra. Royal não se fez esperar, e como sempre, foi mais do mesmo:
"It was a speech of great violence and great brutality. France doesn't need that today. France needs to be reconciled with itself and soothed. France needs to unite in order to pick itself up," Royal said.