Category Archives: Marine Le Pen

French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

France’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party jumped ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM for the first time in a poll of voting intentions for May 2019 European Parliament elections.

An Ifop poll published on Sunday showed the centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) with 19 percent of voting intentions compared to 20 percent at the end of August, while far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s RN – formerly the National Front – rose to 21 percent from 17 percent previously.

Oh Marine, do not break our hearts again…

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Is Criticizing Terrorism “Mental Illness”?

A 615-page report was recently released, written by an adviser to President Emmanuel Macron, Hakim El Karoui, who is in charge of designing the new institutions of an “Islam of France.” The report defines Islamism as an “ideology totally distinct from Islam” and also never addresses the links between Islamism and terrorism. The report also insists on the urgent need to spread “true Islam” in France and adopt the teaching of Arabic in public high schools.

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France – Le Pen, Media Slam President Macron Over ‘Gangsta’-Selfie

Another week, another scandal for French President Macron apparently. The leader of France, desperate to get his tumbling approval rating back up, went together with his wife Brigitte to the Caribbean to visit the youngsters in the French part of Sint-Maarten, a trip some claimed was simply another vacation.

The youngsters apparently are big fans of Macron and all posed for selfies with the French president.

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Court orders psychiatric evaluation for Marine Le Pen, she slams it as ‘mind-blowing’

French politician Marine Le Pen said a court ordered her to undergo psychiatric evaluation over a series of images she posted on Twitter showing Islamic State executions. She slammed the order as a “mind-blowing.”

The president of France’s National Rally (formerly Front National) has released an order saying it comes from the magistrates in Nanterre near Paris, calling on her to “undergo a psychiatric examination.”

Right out of the Soviet Union’s playbook for handling dissidents.

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‘EU not Europe’: Le Pen wants to break away from EU and move towards union of European Nations

France’s Marine Le Pen wants to break away from the European Union and move towards a union of individual nations, saying that the current bloc is “an ideological structure” and not “real Europe.”

“The European Union is not Europe… it is not the real Europe that we want,” the president of France’s National Rally (formerly Front National) told her supporters in the southern town of Frejus on Sunday.

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Wear ‘racist’ like a badge of honour, Bannon tells French far-right summit

Bannon praised Le Pen’s ambivalence over the left-right divide, saying “she described it perfectly”. The more pertinent political split, he said, is whether “you consider the nation state as an obstacle to be overcome or as a jewel to be polished, loved and nurtured”.

“What I’ve learned [visiting Europe] is that you’re part of a worldwide movement that is bigger than France, bigger than Italy, bigger than Hungary, bigger than all of it,” Bannon said to enthusiastic applause. “And history is on our side. The tide of history is with us and will compel us to victory after victory after victory!”

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Marine Le Pen wins seat in French parliament

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday won a seat in the French parliament, but her anti-EU National Front (FN) party faced disappointment, winning only four to eight seats, polls and party figures said.

The number of lawmakers, if confirmed, would be too small to form a parliamentary group which would give the FN a role in setting the agenda and win positions on committees.

Not with a bang but a whimper…

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Secret plans to ‘protect’ France in the event of Le Pen victory emerge

L’Obs cited three anonymous sources with knowledge of the “save the Republic” plan, saying it was intended mainly to prevent serious civil unrest and to “freeze” the political situation by convening parliament in emergency session and maintaining the outgoing prime minister in office.

The magazine said the plan, known only to a small group of ministers, chiefs of staff and top civil servants, developed informally as Le Pen was climbing in the polls in the early part of the year.

Police and intelligence services were particularly concerned by the threat of “extreme violence” from mainly far left protestors in the event of a Le Pen victory as the country would have found itself “on the brink of chaos”.

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