|Alain Jakubowicz, notorious Jew|
On Wednesday LICRA demanded that, within the framework of his draft law for the moralisation of public life, Home Secretary François Bayrou render ineligible [for political office] persons convicted of racism, antisemitism, holocaust denial or discrimination.Source
This relates to Macron's campaign promise to clean up politics by requiring that anyone standing for political office have a criminal record free of convictions for misappropriation of public funds, corruption, trading influence, and a list of various other things all related to the abuse of political office. But Alain Jakubowicz, president of the Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l'antisémitisme (Licra) [International League Against Racism and Antisemitism] wants this list to be extended.
Moralisation, a matter of "Republican ethics". But this list includes "a major omission", he emphasises: "the expression of racism, antisemitism and holocaust denial, justification of crimes against humanity or terrorism and, more broadly, practices that lead to discrimination do not appear in the planned text's field of application." "We all know the effects that these crimes produce on our national cohesion and the weakening of our values of liberty, equality and fraternity," and "elected officials have a special responsibility" in this sense, he adds. "The moralisation of political life is not just about probity. It is also a question of republican ethics," concludes the LICRA president.This would block Marine Le Pen and many other Front National candidates from standing for office since many have convictions for speech "offences". "Hate speech" convictions are very common in France for anyone who speaks critically about immigration, thanks to the breadth of the laws in place. The Jews lobbied for these laws and it is usually Jewish-dominated associations who bring the prosecutions or complaints.