THE CHEKING PROCESS – Quoting the magistrate Charles Prats, Eric Zemmour affirms that social fraud reaches 50 billion euros per year. Figures that the administration has long contested, which Jean-Luc Mélenchon replied to him. Can this phenomenon be quantified today?
THE QUESTION – The debate between Eric Zemmour and Jean-Luc Mélenchon on BFMTV on Thursday evening gave rise to a lively exchange on the extent of social benefit fraud. “National solidarity should be national again, and we no longer give housing allowances, family allowances, RSA to foreigners. We must limit it to the French, it will considerably reduce our social charges. Without counting the social fraud, which is evaluated you know by the magistrate Charles Prats at 50 billion euros”, Said the polemicist Eric Zemmour, hypothetical candidate for the presidential election of 2022.
Like Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the journalist from BFM TV responsible for verifying live the remarks of the evening’s opponents disputed this figure of 50 billion euros by ensuring that “The latest figures available are from a year ago, from September 2020 to be precise. They emanate from an investigation by the Court of Auditors (…). Results in 2019: the main organizations
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