Marine Le Pen takes her fight to the Right as Macron dips in polls

“We can win,” Ms Le Pen told 4,000 tricolour flag-waving supporters at the Nice rally. “Throw them out! We are David against Goliath.”

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Re: visiting Brussels, I say a big “Amen, and merci, Marine!” Let’s hope the French people vote for independence and democracy and support Marine Le Pen!

    *mildly hopeful*

  • Spatchcocked

    The crapauds voted in Hollande last time…. so Obviously anything is possible in France.

    Go Marine Le Trump !!!!!!

    • Yeah, I hope the French voters turn out to be wiser than the Dutch were.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Fair enough, but at least Wilders went to second from third place in the nation, not that the Islamist leader hasn’t ganged up with all other pro-EU pro-Islam forces in the country formerly known as the Netherlands. *sigh*

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Truth is stranger than fiction, and this is doubly true for France.

  • Starlord

    Fingers crossed she wins. Then I would love to see her meet our PM uhh duh ahh and see what a real woman is like aka feminist.

  • k2

    There are a goodly number of people who understand precisely what Macron stands for – and will vote for him anyway. They want to see the islamisization of France, and the end of French culture. Are there enough who, even if they realize what is at stake, will vote for Le Pen? I think so; I pray so: I don’t think it’s overly melodramatic to suggest that this may be the last chance for France.

    • This is the last chance for France before outright civil war.

      • Art Deco

        Get a grip.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          The civil wars will commence, and in fact may already have started, i.e. the Left/Islamist pro-EU faction versus the anti-EU and anti-Islam faction. Don’t kid yourself. This is the future for every European country, i.e. terrorism, civil war, and turmoil without end.

    • Alain

      Macron the same as all the others with Le Pen being the sole exception stand for globalisation, and anyone who values freedom must fight against it.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Hear, hear!

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      It is the last chance for France… Frankly, I think it is already past the tipping point, and even if Marine Le Pen gets elected the protests and national trauma will be far worse than Trump in America for the Left and Hillary supporters and will make the 1968 student uprisings in France look like a walk in the park.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Le Pen has no ideas on the economy or else they would be brought up. All that is discussed is about the EU and reducing immigration and tackling Islam. Other than that, the National Front should be talking about building an economy for all and a left wing economic strategy of nationalization, national unity, less war and building up France through protectionism and tariffs and trade protectionism. Her party and her are not talking about any of that which is a more pressing concern. Even her tactics show that the National Front cannot be trusted along with Macron as they are owned by the same forces of pro-war, pro-NATO and neoliberal economics. I don’t see much changes on the usury front either. A civic nationalist party would be able to be much better at tackling the pressing issues of the day. The good part about Iceland was that they jailed the bankers and nationalized the banks and are building an economy from the ground up. They knew what to do. Le Pen and Macron still seem like globalists when what Iceland did was true nationalism.

    • Iceland’s total population (330,823 Google 2015) isn’t even a medium sized city.

      What works there is not applicable to countries like France with 60+ million (Google 2015).

      • El Martyachi

        Can never be repeated often enough!

    • Art Deco

      Ye gods, no. A measure of common provision in select sectors (medical care, long-term care, schooling, legal services, and municipal amenities) and a measure of income redistribution and mandated savings, are desirable policies. State ownership of anything but natural monopolies is not desirable. Also, the capacity of the French state to collect income, payroll, and value-added taxes is sufficiently robust that tariffs are only useful as an instrument in one’s international trade stance. Trading merchandise is not disagreeable. Importing a great many foreigners ill-suited to a country’s lifeways is (and having gargantuan trans-national financial conglomerates makes for another problem). The threat is not in the goods markets, but the factor markets.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      A strong economy cannot coexist with a Muslim/Leftist takeover of France. Get a grip on reality, BBT.

  • Art Deco

    I trifecta of Brexit, Trump, and Le Pen (conjoined to a revolutionary showing for AfD) would have been desirable. Problem: the critical mass in favor of reclaiming French sovereignty is just not there yet. Perhaps ten years from today. Not yet.

    It would be agreeable if the vessel were someone less flawed, e.g. Nicolas Dupont-Aignan.