Politicians Talk

Politicians Talk – Wednesday 01/06/2022

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FRANCE

Bruno Le Maire – French Finance Minister

France should “get out of the peak of inflation at the end of 2023” the minister said in an interview with Le Figaro. Le Maire added that “the fight against inflation must be led by everyone. Companies (…) can also participate by mobilizing value-sharing tools such as the Macron bonus, participation or profit-sharing.

UK

Dominic Raab – Deputy Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson most likely will not be facing a confidence vote next week over the partygate scandal Raab told Sky News on Wednesday. Raab reiterated that both the “accountability” and “transparency” have been addressed and that the UK government is “getting on with the job.”

JAPAN

Fumio Kishida – Prime Minister

“As the only Asian nation among the Group of Seven, I will tell (the audience) the kind of role Japan will play going forward at a time when the diplomatic and security environment is becoming increasingly severe,” Kishida said during a parliamentary session. The Japanese PM will visit Singapore to attend the Shangri-La security dialogue from June 10, becoming the first Japanese leader to do so since 2014.