France divided as Le Pen heads for election win

The French are showing unrivalled support for the far right National Front ahead of Sunday’s regional elections, with one expert warning that the rise in support is just the beginning for party leader Marine Le Pen.


This comment is interesting, sounds awfully like Ontario…

“If you think that Le Pen will unite France I am afraid you are deluded. France has had plenty of oppurtunity to change over the last 40 years but it has failed to modernise many of it’s political structures. More than 55% of the people work directly or indirectly for the state. End of salary pensions are quite normal. Teachers retiring early to make way for the young, crazy ideas about taxation/cotisations (some of the highest in europe) and self employment/business and employment laws generally (3,500 pages!), and the lowest retirement age in the modern world are benefits that the FN will not change easily.”

 

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