Marine Le Pen stokes Frexit fears as she hails how ‘Britain gave the Europeans a dazzling lesson in democracy’

The leader of the National Front in France has hailed Britain’s decision to leave the EU – and has called for France to hold a similar referendum.

Britons went to the polls to vote on the country’s future relationship with the union on Thursday, with 51.9 per cent of more than 33 million votes going to the Leave camp.

Speaking during a press conference with a backdrop saying ‘Brexit – and now France’, Marine Le Pen said the choice for Britain to leave was a ‘historic moment’.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I would think it would be more difficult to pull off a Frexit because the Muslim vote is greater in France.

    • Alain

      Yes, it is and the “elite” are even more entrenched there, but if there is an honest vote and vote counting I still wager the majority of French citizens would vote to leave the EU.

      • Petrilia

        Look at Calais and the jungle, the French are verypissed off. They will go for LePen.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Any guns and roses references will be very impolitely received.
          I hate that band.

    • Petrilia

      No, depends on the will of the French people. Stop giving up.

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    • canminuteman

      The muslim vote might be bigger than in France but I suspect that they have only a fraction of the Polish and other eastern European vote.

  • Petrilia

    Her speech was inspirational and showed the French they could choose their own culture and be happy. I think she has it in the bag. She was uplifting and don’t you think that is what her people need? Brexit was and they won. Frexit maybe. Nexit, Gert Wilders may too. Get happy, stop beingdown in the mouth losers. Next Trump, who will change the way the whole world looks at things. Why do we all think it is so hard to deal with negotiations? Trump doesn’t maybe we should also say, we don’t like it, we are getting out, we have in Canada also been run by mealy mouth stupid negotiaters, let,s get smart too.

  • ed

    Canada is just about to sign a trade deal with the EU ,600 million people + another 200 million will now have the absolute right without fear of return to enter Canada ,free to access canada`s health services ,schooling , housing and welfare system, as an absolute right , ” JUST KIDDING ” Q/ WOULD YOU VOTE LEAVE ? [ ED UK ]

  • Spatchcocked

    “Canada…..the first post national state……we don’t have a core identity……”

    That little pissant celebrated that statement as an achievement?

    I wonder if the little pissant has noticed Europeans seem to be heading in a direction 180 degrees from his comment?

    That silly little doctrinaire new age pissant…..speak to me of ignoring the zeitgeist.

    Daddy was a tragedy……his spawn is a farce.