POLITICS The MP for the North exchanges live from the hemicycle with his approximately 8,400 subscribers on his “DepuTwitch” account, where he relays the video stream of the National Assembly, which he comments
Ugo Bernalicis during a debate in the National Assembly. — Jacques Witt/SIPA
It’s for him an “exercise in popular education, civic education”. The deputy LFI Ugo Bernalicis regularly organizes “lives” on the Twitch platform from the benches of the National Assembly. “It allows “ people to take an interest in what happens to the Assembly, to have direct explanations and to feel part of the debates,” he argues.
The deputy du Nord thus exchanges live from the hemicycle with its approximately 8,400 subscribers on its “DepuTwitch” account, where he relays the video stream of the National Assembly, which he comments on.
A live chat with his subscribers
He restarted his “stream” Friday at the end of the afternoon, during the debates on the orientation and programming bill of the Ministry of the Interior (Lopmi), without triggering his webcam, contenting himself with to chat with its subscribers. The President of the National Assembly then asked him to to cease his live immediately
“I was told to several times that you were doing a live Twitch live from the hemicycle, vice-presidents have reminded you of that it was contrary to the Bureau”s general instruction in its article”9” the President of the Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet (Renaissance). “I will ask you (…) to stop immediately otherwise I will be really forced to give a call back to you. order,” she continued.
Claiming “evidence” that his initiative was contrary to the rules, the deputy insubordinate did not close his “ live” after this exchange. “Under Article 9 (…) it is forbidden to telephone inside the Chamber, which I”t do,” Ugo Bernalicis. “I believe that in our country what is not forbidden is allowed,”that is still the general framework”.
One of the chains” most watched nes on Twitch
During animated debates this Wednesday, the deputy of insubordinate France had already been recalled to the order by the vice-president Valérie Rabault (PS), after complaints from deputies of the majority. In addition to Ugo Bernalicis, his colleague Insoumis Antoine Léaument, also active on Twitch, had also been arrested Wednesday by the deputy Renaissance Florent Boudié, who thanked him for ironically for having “gave him the occasion” to access “for the first time in (his) life” to Twitch.
Regarding the ban on communicating with the outside, “it means that no one can tweet anymore”, argued Ugo Bernalicis. “The only other colleagues you can see are the ones behind me, which can technically be sorted out if that”s the problem,” said. As he believes the rules need to be clarified, he plans to continue his “live” without a webcam, contenting himself with written comments.
The deputy; of the North has launched in the exercise to on the occasion of the security law; overall in 2020, before following in particular the debates on the vaccine pass in January 2022 and now the Lopmi law on the means of the police carried by Gérald Darmanin. It’s now one of the most watched channels on Twitch, even if the audiences remain modest.