when ecology rhymes with insecurity and insalubrity”

Arrest in the Guillotière district, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. Maxime JEGAT/PHOTOPQR/LE PROGRES/MAXPPP

FIGAROVOX/INTERVIEW – For Pierre Liscia, the EELV town halls have misled ecology to make it a screen for their extremist ideological excesses. The latter conceal the concrete difficulties of the local residents, he argues.

Pierre Liscia is a regional councilor for Île-de-France and author of “Shame” (Albin Michel, 2019).

FIGAROVOX. – In the last municipal elections, EELV won seven cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants: Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Besançon, Tours, Annecy and Grenoble. Lately, they have been talked about because of the growing insecurity that is gaining them. Do environmental town halls have a responsibility in this aggravation of insecurity?

Pierre LISCIA. – Insecurity is progressing in France in rather worrying proportions, in particular in the big cities. The municipalities managed by environmental majorities are not exempt from this, quite the contrary, but out of dogmatism and ideology, their elected representatives persist in denying reality in a blatant and irresponsible way. There is no worse blind than he who does not want to see. When an environmental activist claims that it is enough to widen the sidewalks of one of the most criminogenic districts of Paris to eradicate insecurity…

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