the Six months that we had not heard. Since that December day when, in the protest movement, he announced on Twitter leave office of the high commissioner for pensions, mandated by Emmanuel Macron to carry out the reform. Jean-Paul Delevoye, politically swept away by the omissions from the High Authority for the transparency of public life at the time of take government functions and potential risks of conflicts of interest, returning for the first time in the media space in an interview on Monday with Voice of The North.
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" I had a moment complicated, he says to justify his silence. The chance wanted that this happens in December : the syndrome Bérégovoy has been mitigated by my daughter's birthday, the family celebrations, the discovery that I was going to have 73 pins, and that it was time that I stop. I took the necessary distance. "The old Gentleman Retreats here refers to the former Prime minister of François Mitterrand, who, in 1993, put an end to his days after having been implicated in a corruption case.
"It is the rule of the game"
the giant of The Pas-de-Calais return and on his fall, and concedes have " demonstrated carelessness ". "Embedded in my calendars," he says, I have neglected my statement of interest of the High Authority for transparency in public life. "But Jean-Paul Delevoye is not openly any conflict of interests. "Each associative involvement has been seen as a fee, whereas this is not the case, he insists. When this sequence was launched, I've learned the lesson and therefore offered my resignation. I didn't want to undermine the project of pension reform, he had to leave. I have no reproach to make to anyone. The opposition is served, but it is the rule of the game. "
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Asked about the need to persist on the reform of the pension despite the health crisis and the economy, he explains : "At the time I was in office, I was so obsessed with the establishment of a covenant collective, the image of the one built by the Council of the Resistance, to unite rather than tear apart the nation. It is more topical than ever. "
At the age of 73, Jean-Paul Delevoye intends to continue its commitment in the non-profit world, away from politics. "The violence that I experienced was a way of telling me to give in my place. The role of the former is to accompany the young people, to contribute to the debates. My role is not to provide answers, but to ask the right questions. I saw how, as soon as one approached the power, the hunt was open. I did not want to return to, or serve anyone. "