Democracy is not war


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There is not, on the one side, a responsible governing group and, on the other, irresponsible commentators. Statesmen versus choirboys, the ‘hands on’ against the ‘hands off’.  The six French Members of Parliament who on November 19th voted against the prolongation of the state of emergency, a group made up of three from the Socialist Party and three from the EELV Green party, are no less concerned about the welfare and safety of their fellow citizens than the promoters of this headlong rush into a state of exception and, as a result, to the suspension of democracy.