Georges Louis Bouchez, the pigeon and the chessboard
Discover the primary remark beneath this Tweet: it is by Theo Francken, “Please cease this authorities. It does not make sense anymore.” The MR technique reinforces the N-VA narrative.
We are able to converse of an escalation between MR and VLD. This sequence clearly reveals the issue posed by Georges Louis Bouchez to the federal government. His technique is that of the pigeon on the chessboard: “Irrespective of how good the chess participant is, the pigeon will simply knock over all of the items, shit on the board, and proudly strut round prefer it’s received.“
His authorities companions are in a recreation of chess, with its guidelines and the president of the MR behaves just like the pigeon who knocks down the pawns, shits on the chessboard and stands able to overthrow it. The query dealing with chess gamers is straightforward, is it value enjoying with a pigeon that knocks all the pieces over?
The Pigeon technique will be suffered (the pigeon doesn’t know play chess) or chosen (we select to play pigeon, to impose its personal guidelines). The president of the MR believes to be within the second class. He considers that codes are made to be damaged, that conventions are made for the weak. His political idols like Nicolas Sarkozy or Emmanuel Macron have certainly imposed themselves by strolling on the chessboard of the governments of which they had been a component.
Georges Louis Bouchez doesn’t need a new Vivaldi, he desires of one thing else, most likely a brand new Swede, with him as Prime Minister. For him Alexander de Croo first is an error of historical past.
The Loneliness of the Pigeon
In contrast to chess, reversing the chessboard is certainly an possibility in politics. This technique of the pigeon may maybe repay within the elections. The underside of the air is certainly distrust, many citizens not need the foundations of the Belgian political recreation with its difficult compromises, they wish to overturn the desk.
However whereas in France as soon as elected the president is alone in entrance of the chessboard, in Belgium the pigeon should proceed to play with the others. Whereas ready for a attainable victory, because the system obliges you to play the sport with a number of individuals, having a pigeon in your crew of chess gamers is especially tough to reside with. Particularly for the Prime Minister who has to verify his crew performs in addition to attainable.
For this reason the VLD sends a message to the MR: the VLD feels its fingers are free. Free sufficient to poach Alexia Bertrand, free sufficient additionally to probably, if attainable, dispense with the MR in a future authorities.
Nothing signifies that this might be attainable tomorrow. The VLD is presently in issue within the polls, not like the MR which is behaving higher. Nevertheless it’s the sign for the weekend: we already knew that the opposite French-speaking events and Groen and Vooruit are disgusted. They may do with out MR in 2024 if they will. We now know that the VLD may too. As for the CD&V, it may be a part of the ranks of the disgusted with the pigeon within the face of liberal resistance across the tax reform that the Christian Democrats are selling.
However because it’s attainable that every one of these might be compelled to proceed collectively till 2024 and perhaps even past, the pigeon can proceed to shit on the chessboard. Federal politics is due to this fact prone to seem like a chessboard crammed with droppings for a very long time to come back.
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