Marine Le Pen’s party barred from national unity rally

Despite the French president calling for “unity” in the light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, an almighty row broke out on Thursday after the National Front were not invited to Sunday’s Republican rally.

France’s politicians were not able to show their new found unity for long.

Just a day after the Charlie Hebdo shooting left 12 dead and had politicians calling for the country to unite, a row between politicians broke out after the National Front were not invited to take part in Sunday’s rally for “national unity” in Paris.

For her part Marine Le Pen was furious that the party, who came out on top in the European elections last May, was “excluded” from the march.

“It is very clear,” Le Pen said. “They say that the Front National (FN) are not welcome to a meeting where every other party is invited. There is no longer national unity, it’s disappeared because of their actions”…

I wonder if this technique might backfire.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Unity of WHAT!?
    Just what in the hell are they “united” in?
    Big deal, we already knew that.

    • WalterBannon

      united in the destruction of the west

      • winniec

        WTF do all Leftarded cultural Marxists mean by UNITY? They mean adopting the Marxist victim narrative that certain groups are ‘officially designated victims’ who may never under any circumstance (even mass murder) be criticized. To criticize an ODV is ‘racist’, the worst of crimes and greater in severity than crimes against humanity!

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          No, they have not and this is what I meant when I wrote what I did almost a week ago.
          I will know they are “united” when they have the courage to name their enemy.
          Until then, it’s just words.
          Words from hacks, that are tailored to sound meaningful when they actually mean nothing.

  • Pete_Brewster

    They may already have thought better of it. Hollande has invited her to the Elysée tomorrow morning. She’ll give a press conference after her meeting with him.

  • WalterBannon

    France does not need unity, they need revolution and plenty of socialist politician’s necks in the guillotine…

    • winniec

      France could really use re-opening the Devil’s Island Hotel for jihadists and would-be jihadists.

      • Ed Ellison

        And their political enablers

  • Xavier

    Let’s party like it’s 1789.

  • winniec

    If Marine and Sarkozy joined forces they could sweep the country.

    • Pete_Brewster

      Marine needs Sarko like a fish needs a blender. If the 2017 election is free and fair (that’s the rub), she’ll win, no help needed from Carla Bruni’s ugly husband.

  • orthotox

    Grand irony: she’s the only one whose policies might have saved France from Wednesday’s outrages.

  • ColonelNeville

    Ah, French “national unity” is not for everybody then. And yet French romance is inclusive of garlic tinged body odour and French valour is inclusive of serial surrender. Ah, ce le venal.