Against independence – and each other

As French President Macron flew into Noumea for 18 hours, there were sharp divisions between political leaders – and that’s just on the anti-independence side! Even though both parties support New Caledonia remaining in the French Republic, Macron’s stopover sparked a series of spats between Les Loyalistes, led by Sonia Backès and Nicolas Metzdorf, and Calédonie ensemble, led by Philippe Gomès. The two parties met separately with the French President during his visit, rather than sit together in the same room. On Facebook the next . . .

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