The French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to make life very difficult for his citizens that refuse to get vaccinated.
Speaking to France’s Le Parisien newspaper, Marcon said, “The unvaccinated, I really want to p*** them off.
“And so, we’re going to continue doing so, until the end.
“That’s the strategy.”
This comes as France recorded more than 270,000 cases on Tuesday creating a new record, whilst there are now more than 20,000 people in hospital which is steadily increasing.
Last year the country introduced a health pass which enables the public to enter restaurants, bars and cafes without a negative PCR test of proof of having a vaccine.
The French government are now considering to turn the health pass into a vaccine passport, meaning only those who are fully vaccinated can gain access to venues, trains, buses and domestic flights, which is currently being debated in Parliament.
The French President said, “I won’t send (the unvaccinated) to prison.
“I won’t vaccinate by force.
“So we need to tell them, from 15 January, you won’t be able to go to the restaurant anymore, you won’t be able to down one, won’t be able to have a coffee, go to the theatre, the cinema.”
He accused those who oppose to get vaccinated are undermining “the strength of a nation.”
Macron added, “When my freedom threatens that of others, I become irresponsible.
“an irresponsible person is no longer a citizen.”
Macron’s political opponents condemned his language and the far right leader Marine Le Pen slammed the French President and wrote on Twitter, “A president shouldn’t say that. Emmanuel Macron is unworthy of his office.”
Le Pen accused the President of attempting to “wage war against a portion of the French.”
Opposition Sebastien Jumel said that Macron had “deliberately chose to add hysteria to the debate.”
On the far-left, presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon said, “Is the president in control of what he says?”