Veteran socialist bigwig Martine Aubry tells Hollande to turn Left

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Lille mayor and former party boss lashes out at socialist government's policies, demanding it reorients economic policy favouring business.

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President François Hollande must have dreaded the day when Martine Aubry would break her silence. The mayor of Lille remains “la dame des 35 heures”, who, as labour minister in the 1997-2000 Jospin government, ushered in the 35-hour working week and created 750,000 government-financed youth jobs, reports The Irish Times.