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In the race to be the next French president, Marine Le Pen is the anti-globalisation candidate. She favours economic nationalism and argues free trade is destructive, she’s pledged to slash legal immigration by 80% (and deport all illegal immigrants), she would like to see France return to the Franc, and she’s pledged to hold a referendum on EU membership.

Madame Le Pen has led the Front National party since taking over the reins from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in 2011 (though she recently stepped down to campaign as president for “all of France”). She has done her best to purge the FN of its traditional racist, anti-semitic elements – even going so far as to expel her father from the party he founded over comments that the holocaust was a mere “detail of history”. Critics argue that the detoxification has been superficial, and the Front National is still a deeply xenophobic party.

Yet what Madame Le Pen says about foreigners and ethnic minorities is no longer as shocking as it once was. Many of her views on immigration and Islam have been parroted by centre-right (and even centre-left) politicians in recent years as European politics has drifted ever rightwards. However, what sets Le Pen apart (besides her hardline approach on migration) are her so-called “nativist” policies.

Marine Le Pen believes not just in French jobs for French workers, but in French everything for French workers; she argues that jobs, welfare, hospital places, schools, public housing, etc., should all go to French nationals before going to “foreigners”. Critics argue this approach is unconstitutional, unlawful, and completely impossible while France remains a member of the European Union.

Nevertheless, Marine Le Pen sees herself as an ambassador for the anger and frustration many people feel with globalisation. She argues that only she can defend France from the twin evils of “Anglo-Saxon” multiculturalism and economic ultra-liberalism. Her opponent, Emmanuel Macron, argues that her policies would turn France into “Venezuela without the oil”.

She is also, like the former centre-right candidate François Fillon, fending off a series of scandals. In February 2017, the Front National offices were raided by police as part of an official investigation into “fake jobs”. Le Pen is accused of misusing EU funds to pay for a bodyguard and an assistant in Paris, and could face jail if convicted. She is also under investigation for a separate incident in which she tweeted violent Islamic State images. Le Pen believes the charges are politically motivated.

With many French voters worried about terrorism, security has been high on the agenda during the campaign. Marine Le Pen believes in boosting French defence spending, and wants closer ties with Russia. She has pledged to “expel foreigners who preach hatred on our soil” and would strip extremist dual-nationality Muslims of their French citizenship. Domestically, she wants to increase police numbers and broaden their powers, as well as creating tens of thousands of new prison places.

To read more about France and the future of European defence (including more on the policies of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen), check out Friends of Europe’s recent report on the topic.

What do you think of Marine Le Pen? Is she the right candidate to lead France? Or has her “detoxification” of the Front National been superficial? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!



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  1. Αναγέννηση

    Marie Le Pen is a COMPLETE DISASTER and SUICIDE for France and the European Union. Marie Le Pen will completely destroy French and European Standing in the world against the economic giants of the US and China.

    • Fernando Nabais

      She will stand against USA and China? It is time for you to stop watching Donald Duck and listen to what she really says. You may agree or not, but at least you would now what you are talking about.

    • Pedro Castro

      Fernando Nabais, read the comment you just replyed to.

    • Elena Henriques

      I think it’s worse than that, she will put Europe in a risk of war. Plus her securitarian speech is worthless as the problem in France until now came from french people, not from immigrants or refugees.

    • Matej Mlinarič

      Mass immigration is the real suicide….. Beside don’t you understand that people of Europe have no real interest to be isolated or end up in war with each other. But to cooperate on common interests and address our own problems. So this elections will only show whether France wants to take control of their country when it comes to control of borders, immigration and especially trade deals or let EU decide what is in interests of rest of members.

      Beside its not about standing against USA or China. But to have our own industries that will be able to satisfy interest of market across planet and that include ours. In order to have sufficient amount of revenue to finance our social programs. Just one thing that is most important is development of new technologies and especially mass production like it is for renewable energy sources.

    • Paschalis Bourletsikas

      Perhaps Le Pen is a disaster… But do not judge a book by it’s cover because the EU is already sinking. The whole idea of a union was dead before it even started. You out of all people should know that.

    • Goran Batovanja

      the real disaster is logic that enemy of my enemy is my friend. That is logic of USA. THAT logic is driving Europe to disaster. It is better to stand aside.

    • Stefania Portici

      la Cina ha comperato quasi tutto qui da noi DENTRO LA UE dunque la paura e lo spauracchio di cui parlate è presente con la UE. Persino la bandiera nazionale è Made in China , non si può vedere

    • Stefania Portici

      Matej Mlinarič ” interessi di mercato in tutto il pianeta…. al fine di avere una sufficiente entrata per finanziare i nostri programmi sociali ” è un concetto sbagliato che crea competizione , concorrenza , guerra. I programmi sociali non deve essere il mercato a finanziarlo ma lo Stato con una sua sovranità monetaria ed economica . Devi mirare al mercato interno se vuoi la pace nel mondo e quel che ci piace di esterno lo ottieni con gli accordi. Vuoi costruire la pace mondiale o la guerra ? Il concetto che hai espresso crea guerra

    • Stefania Portici

      Matej Mlinarič ” interessi di mercato in tutto il pianeta…. al fine di avere una sufficiente entrata per finanziare i nostri programmi sociali ” è un concetto sbagliato che crea competizione , concorrenza , guerra. I programmi sociali non deve essere il mercato a finanziarlo ma lo Stato con una sua sovranità monetaria ed economica . Devi mirare al mercato interno se vuoi la pace nel mondo e quel che ci piace di esterno lo ottieni con gli accordi rispettando le sovranità degli altri Paesi e se quel Paese dice NO che un prodotto non lo vuole dare il suo NO deve essere rispettato , non che vai li a rovesciare governi o con le bombe e il suo No diventa SI ( come avete fatto voi francesi ) . Vuoi costruire la pace mondiale o la guerra ? Il concetto che hai espresso crea guerra

    • Stefania Portici

      Matej Mlinarič poi un’altra cosa. Sei francese !? Tutta questa immigrazione di massa ti ricordo che è stato il tuo Paese a crearlo, avete fatto un disastro mondiale , sofferenze , morti ,guerre…per cosa ? Per rubare nei Paesi altrui !? . Chi ha creato il problema A TUTTI ….vuol dare la soluzione !? Non siete credibili. La Francia deve ritrovare umanità e buon senso , avete una elite fuori controllo ma non da adesso da troppi anni

    • Ginster Plantagenet

      you live in Bulgaria or in France? what does a fascist French leader do for you?

  2. Stéphane Mustafov

    Why you think the Open Society is good for EU. She wants protect French culture and people from pasif islamisation

  3. Marco Bianchi

    For sure no one that wants to bomb Syria and help the terrorists can be a good candidate anywhere.

    • Marco Bianchi

      But nothing ensures that Le Pen will not do the same thing! Just look at what Trump did!

  4. Katerina Mpakirtzi

    No because she dreams to have colonies in Africa once again. We pay their crimes… refugees pain hunger and terror.

  5. Ângelo Do Carmo

    she is just poor ignorant person doing well after the moderate left and right parties destroying our economies. we have fucking bad politicians everywhere in europe and the result will be an increase of this ignorant politicians.

  6. Pedro Castro

    She’s the French representation of the cancer that has taken western societies. Drop her like a bad habbit, please french people!

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading.

    • Pedro Castro

      Zille Vuk, the thing she’s threatening is exactly the thing that make makes western civilization good. Our freedom! You loose that and you might be in any of those countries where people are trying to run away from.

    • Pedro Castro

      George Thomson, who are the other 10k?

    • Zille Vuk

      Angela Merkel decide to welkom 1,2milion islamists,welfare refugees and forcing every country to accept these monkeys with 1brain cel and tell me tommorow how you will feel when you must gard your women and children from those monkeys!?!? Will you still think the same?? Well for your information same monkeys try to assault my women in the evening 21o’clock in small park when she walk her dog outside and thanks god i gave her something to protect herself ,something i cant mention here.. You know what..

    • Zille Vuk

      Same monkeys have no more balls to fuck now and that is a GREAT LESSON..

    • Pedro Castro

      The EU doesn’t work like that Zille Vuk, every country has to back every decision for it to pass, Merkel gave the face for it but every single country has to agree for a decision to pass, that’s the reason why EU is so slow and dificult to have a general decision from the EU. Look to your own country for responsability.

      Btw, what’s your answer for this type of terrorism?
      https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154740196766636&id=13312631635

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..!!

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..///

  7. Fabrice Soulié

    Are you serious with that question? Le Pen is a joke, lying to poor people, surfing on poverty, creating hate to get a better score, a vomir…

    • Alessandro Pieroni

      Yeah right, vote for the Rothschild bankster you zombies, he definitely has poor people’s interests in his mind.

    • Apostolis Karabairis

      Of course. Because banks need social stability to thrive, while extremists need constant deterioration of people’s living standards, otherwise they’re negected.

    • Alessandro Pieroni

      In case you on planet Mars didn’t notice, people’s living standards and social stability have already deteriorated and your global finance puppets are doing it, not the “extremists” (quotation marks necessary here). The “extremists” are not in charge.

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..Kind regards

    • Peter Petrov

      Why? You want to say that she is not a raciste, antisemite, xenophobe, homophobe, against gender equity, denying Holocauste , being funded by dictators or because she promotes death penalty?!

    • Zille Vuk

      “è!è!)!çè!§(‘() lol

  8. Mariana Giozova

    Why not, lets see something different. Clever and brave woman that know what she wants. Good luck Marine!

    • Claudia Mealha

      Yeah, let’s see something different than democracy, maybe some little apartheid for French of arab descent, some enchanting concentration camps for the misbehaving. Lovely.

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..by

  9. Bobi Dochev

    Only the French could said that, (althoug I believe it will be the better one then macron) but she is the right candidate for Europe, because you need serious kick in the ass to start working properly!

    • Andrian Marinov

      And she wants to save France from the people burning the streets of Paris, blowing themselves up and terror generally.. Its the only candidate atm that actually talks about the actual French people and wants to do something for em..

    • Bobi Dochev

      Larry Lart No, I’m not joking at all! As I said Brussels needs painful kick in their criminal ass and Le Pen is the cure!
      Idiotic neo-liberal, tolerasts needs nationalist/fascist to opposing and balance the European polices! It is so simple!

    • Larry Lart

      Last time people voted fascists in power 100 million people died! This time around ,with over 15,000 nuclear warheads, there will be nothing left other than dust on this planet. So, you must have little value for your own life, sure you don’t care about anyone else…

    • Bobi Dochev

      Larry Lart Sure I don’t care about my life! For thousand of years people proved they are idiots – they had to push the red button and drop the bombs long time ago and hopeful after another thousands of years a real intelligent form of life would be born.
      But don’t worry those with the bobs are too greedy to ruin the source of their income, your miserable life is safe!

    • Larry Lart

      Well, I am not sure about boobs?, but I cannot agree with you more, those with nuclear weapons, namely Putin and Trump, towards whom Le Pen repeatedly expressed admiration, are probably too greedy to ruin their source of their income!

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading !!

  10. Bobi Dochev

    Only the French could said that, (althoug I believe it will be the better one then macron) but she is the right candidate for Europe, because EU need serious kick in the ass to start working properly!

    • Larry Lart

      Well, I am not sure about boobs?, but I cannot agree with you more, those with nuclear weapons, namely Putin and Trump, towards whom Le Pen repeatedly expressed admiration, are probably too greedy to ruin the source of their income!

    • Vitaliy Markov

      What, do you want an actual Nazi to lead France?

  11. Larry Lart

    I will even go vote for Mr Bean, if I had too, just to make sure she doesn’t stand a chance!

    “There’s a curious painting on the wall in Marine Le Pen’s headquarters in the chic 8th arrondissement in Paris.
    It shows the far-right candidate in the French presidential election with the Russian and US presidents on either side. On a black background, in the style of the Soviet era, Le Pen, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump gaze out to a common horizon.”

    http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/painting-730314.jpg

  12. Larry Lart

    I will even go vote for Mr Bean, if I had too, just to make sure she doesn’t stand a chance!

    “There’s a curious painting on the wall in Marine Le Pen’s headquarters in the chic 8th arrondissement in Paris.
    It shows the far-right candidate in the French presidential election with the Russian and US presidents on either side. On a black background, in the style of the Soviet era, Le Pen, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump gaze out to a common horizon.” http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/78/590x/painting-730314.jpg

    • Zille Vuk

      the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..regards

    • Zille Vuk

      many things would be good for france to FREXIT..

    • Luca Visinelli

      If only their decision wouldn’t greatly affect the rest of Europe, I’d be fine with it. Unfortunately this is not the case, go Macron!

  13. Javi Gil

    Of course she is the right candidate to lead France… to chaos!! LOL

    • Zille Vuk

      oh yea?? look at london and tell me you and your girlfriend can walk in nite thru every part of london free…. yea shure you cant..

    • Zille Vuk

      multiculti works only with christians..

    • Javi Gil

      “The study further shows that educational level, income and age are affecting how people perceive globalization: the lower the educational level, the lower the income and the older the people are, the more likely they are to perceive globalization as a threat.”
      https://ged-project.de/es/sin-categorizar/what-drives-populism-in-europe/

      Now read the article, analyse the data (real, scientific data; it’s called “facts”), check your spelling & grammar, and think a bit about it (just a bit, you can do it!). Good night! ;-)

  14. Jean-Jacques Eiza Lauture

    She is an integrist and radicalist, she is the negative of the islamist radical, so not so much difference and not a solution. this is also intolerance and hate culture. She will split the France in two, it will generate permanents conflicts and stop the economy. Moreover 1) FN has no governance capabilities as the representative of the front are only old mind connected peoples 2) she will come back to a culture of “fear of the other”and “ignorance” by opposition of being open hearted and open mind” so her policies if we call it policies will provoke a drastic regression of the country, compared to other, she is the worst scenario France can get, and it will generate a revolt. Her raise is based on the refusal of what she call “the system”, and she took the
    horses for that which are the failure of the current international policies (i, Syria, ii, Crimea, international finance corruption, chemical and oil lobbies, suprematie) right but these are only rethorics as she is precisely part of the system by cultivating fear and finding only “muscular solutions”, but without any depth and vision or even understand of our history such as the raise of the national socialism in Germany and the reason of the ” European Peace building” these last years, which is a progress whatever she may say.

  15. Jean-Jacques Eiza Lauture

    She is an integrist and radicalist, she is the negative of the islamist radical, so not so much difference and not a solution. this is also intolerance and hate culture. She will split the France in two, it will generate permanents conflicts and stop the economy. Moreover 1) FN has no governance capabilities as the representative of the front are only old mind connected peoples 2) she will come back to a culture of “fear of the other”and “ignorance” by opposition of being open hearted and open mind” so her policies if we call it policies will provoke a drastic regression of the country, compared to other, she is the worst scenario France can get, and it will generate a revolt. Her raise is based on the refusal of what she call “the system”, and she took the
    horses for that which might be perceived as failure from current international policies (i, Syria, ii, Crimea, iiiinternational finance corruption, iv chemical and oil lobbies and suprematie) ok, but these are only demagogy and rethorics as she is precisely part of the system by cultivating fear and finding only “muscular solutions”, but without any depth and vision or even understand of our history such as the raise of the national socialism in Germany and the reason of the ” European Peace building” these last years, which is a progress whatever she may say.

  16. Zsolt Barczy

    She is the ONLY true, valid FRENCH candidate, the others are foreign agents. Let’s see if France had enough of being Washington’s vassal, or whether the French prefer to get back their country into their own hands. The last truly French leader was De Gaulle, so if Le Pen wins, that will be a real revolution. Vive la France! :)

  17. Zsolt Barczy

    She is the ONLY true, valid FRENCH candidate, the others are foreign agents. Let’s see if France had enough of being Washington’s vassal, whether the French prefer to get back their country into their own hands. The last truly French leader was De Gaulle, so if Le Pen wins, that will be a real revolution. Vive la France! :)

  18. Ignacio C. Furfaro

    Ask yourselves why Puting wanted Brexit and why he also wants this woman to rise to power. Then ask yourselves if she is the right choice.

    • Zille Vuk

      how do you explain then today in France one company producing potato chips close to Dunkerque have 2 french girls working in office and 73 polish workers !!! this is thanks to EU establishment and this is 73jobs for french young ones lost.. how you explain your children that tommorow when they grow up wont be the jobs and future for them..

  19. Maria Trimarchi

    this is about saving France and the entirety of the French culture or let it go to globalization and uncontrolled immigration ,leniency with criminals ( like in Italy) slow growth ,islamisation…and everything that goes with it ( sharia law). Someone needs to take control or France is gone… French people will make their choice.

  20. Takis Karpoutzoglou

    Marine Le Pen is undoubtedly the person who will –at least–attempt to figure out a solution for both France’s and Europe’s actual entanglement with misbehaving immigrants and malbehaving Germans. Macron is laisser-allez, laisser-faire et que sera, sera. Which means complications may be even more prolonged, until the June Parliementary elections, at least. The FN can win now, or later. But they will eventually. We have absolutely no idea if they will be able to come up with viable solutions, but at least they are willing to give it a try. The other party (which it isn’t really) doesn’t seem to have either a plan or at least the will to tackle down on issues. Plus–comparatively, Marine Le Pen suits far much better the French Presidency’s protocole role.

  21. Lawrence Braun

    Stop living like it’s the f*en 50’s, not only France but all countries with a nationalist protectionist rhetoric. Come on, we are one world, not one nation! Nope to separatists like her! Europe is stronger united, not torn apart, or do people have such short term memory?

    • Zille Vuk

      if you realy belive what you say here than you live in John Lennon dream and he get shot.. bummer

    • Adam Bxcz

      Zille vuk someone onve said better die as a free man while he has his own opiniom rather than be a slave that conforms to the gun owner. So if he’ll buy a gun chances are even haha

    • Lawrence Braun

      Zille Vuk Wtf has that to do with the argument? I believe that together is the way to go. Separation will take our society backwards in every sense

    • Zille Vuk

      Yeeeessss alll theee wayy.

  22. GonEprata Megarp

    The actual leaders just rape our economy and culture, and then they cry for democracy when someone tells them to go fuck themselfs, fuck democracy, theres no dumbocracy because what really influences your life, future, culture and society is not for you to decide, everything is pre—guided, dumbocracy had been hijacked by the banks and their pocket politicians and no one gives a fuck, they just cry democracy, nazism and fascism when someone says something!

    • Stefania Portici

      a forza di scegliere per il meno peggio si finsce per scegliere il peggio .

  23. Irene Rosa

    Well, in the UK she would certainly win! She is a supporter of Brexit, just like Trump and Putin. She won’t win in France! The French won’t allow it! Despite Brexit, Trump and Putin, the European countries will build a strong EU where the human rights, tolerance and solidarity among different people will be respected. We will move forward!

    • Stefania Portici

      Le pen o non le Pen non c’entra niente ma senza diritti sociali non ci sta giustizia sociale ed ugualianza . I diritti umani da soli non bastano e non servono . Una UE basata sui diritti umani senza diritti sociali è spazzatura

    • Zille Vuk

      then france loose.. my condolances

    • Tarquin Farquhar

      @Irene Rosa
      LOL!
      The EU is a basketcase – peddling its own propaganda about its tolerance.

      The EU bereft of the UK and with the demographic decline of Germany will become LATIN EUROPA – a bloc lead by the best that the Latin world has to offer, namely corrupt and cowardly France!

      FYI: Please refer to TI or various freedom indexes that betray the corrupt underpinnings of France.

    • Zille Vuk

      how you know?? you dont live in France

    • Wim Vermeulen

      I agree with Julia. She is the same as Trump and act wrong. Same would happen with Le Penn and ofcourse she will never win it. Same here than God Wilders didn’t won. Is a rascist fascist too.

    • Zille Vuk

      Why she is fascist?? Her father was faschist and asshole bit she is NOT.. She is true French patriot and you just dont use your heads but let uour self be manipulated by EU propaganda media.. En Wilders is patriot ook maar als u niet begrijp wat is aan de hand dag vandaag dan zal u denken dat Ruten goede man is en diet is in uw nadel, maar ja kop in zand steken zal niet helpen..

    • Zille Vuk

      Why? Because tv says so??

    • Zille Vuk

      Wrong. You are watching too much EU propaganda media..

    • Zille Vuk

      You are working for EU government so you are not objective..

    • Statul Karabaschev

      ..and when you migrate to Belgium you have to value the EU democracy!

  24. Marian Nicuriuc

    right, she’s fit to lead a pack of suicidal whackos into the wall of nationalism, but that about it.
    Don’t get me wrong, she’s better than most of the political jokes leading the way today, nevertheless blah, blah, nothing doable from her speech!

  25. Mauro Scimia

    That’s for the French to tell. Who knows her? I don’ t rely on media to make my opinions.

    • Johnny Bigodes

      on what do you rely then? I’m so curious!

    • Mauro Scimia

      On actions. Real things done by real people and data, if posible from multiple sources. Obviously, I ‘m at a loss with Le Pen since I don’t know what she has done.

    • Vera Cardoso

      She’s rebranded her father’s ideas to look “just patriotic”, but is just as much of a fear monger as the old man. That’s what she’s done.

  26. Zille Vuk

    GREAT WOMAN, GREAT LEADER, SHE IS NOT RASIST SHE IS PATRIOT !!!! SHE WILL DO GREAT FOR FRENCH PEOPLE… !!!

  27. jigibao

    the way i see it, you have Macron that wont change nothing and France will have more people without jobs, more terrorist and salafist oragnization and French people are fucked because Europe is not functioning !!! On the other hand you have Marie le Pen the true Franseze,true patriot,true woman with hart and soul for Franch people and she dare to go against EU establishment to save French sinking in more terorist atacs and more people without jobs and lets face the truth, imigration and islamisering of europa must stop and Marien is the only way.. thank you for reading..

    • Zille Vuk

      You belive evrithyng corupt EU media tells you?

    • Alessandro Pieroni

      How is she a fascist? Do you even know what fascism means or is it just a word you use to describe something you don’t like? Like in “I have a fascist headache today”, or “the weather is really fascist this morning”?

    • Valerie Talacko

      Yes, I do know what it means. No, I don’t use it to describe headaches and the weather.

    • Valerie Talacko

      and you can hardly accuse Jacobin of being “corrupt EU media”.

    • Valerie Talacko

      “The FN’s bait and switch aligns it closely with classical fascist political strategy… An instance of this ideological instrumentalism can be found in the FN’s so-called “social turn” — its sudden concern with the working class’s living conditions and its defense of public services…one of classical fascism’s most effective tactics.The “social turn” has been deepened by Marine Le Pen in the last years and, far from moving away from classical fascism, she actually got the FN closer to it. In Italy in particular, Mussolini’s party initially put forward a seemingly left platform that even made radical claims against private property. Once in power and allied with the traditional elites, it immediately jettisoned these election promises…The FN’s rebranding strategy is designed to mask its elite membership and leadership.”

  28. EU Reform- Proactive

    Who is Marine Le Pen? Why even bother to answer since the DE/EU already done their level best to explain and painted “Madame Le Pen” in the worst possible (anti) EU political shades of its dark history?

    Isn’t it also obvious one observes Brussels’ last & desperate effort of a “counter offensive”- avoiding being annihilated? Just extending its desperation of being rescued by ancient goddess “Madam Europe” (never mind this “grotesque bankster”)- by condemning the more realistic European spirit of an anti establishment “Madam Le Pen”- just stirring the (plot) pot.

  29. Teo

    I have read FN program a while ago and what surprised me first is that she wants to cancel the health program for emigrants in France (valued at 500 millions according to FN) and wants to spend 50 billions on the rearming France. (Against who?)
    Lets ignore the fact that she would let some people to suffer and die from diseases. But if she ignores the diseases that the emigrants can bring with them, then without a proper healthcare for them,these diseases will spread in France, and then what you do it is too late, the loses in human lives and money will be too big,and the 50 billion armament will not offer any protection. I knew that she didn’t like emigrants and she is nationalistic, but I didn’t knew that she is short sighted.

    • Zille Vuk

      At least Franch lemon you pokemon.

  30. Jude De Froissard

    She likes her country more than others do…her actions will be limited and more or less controlled because there will be parliamentary elections soon. But she surely represents France with more dignity and finesse than all the other contenders,

    • Rémi Martin

      She won’t close ours ambassies…

    • Jorge Plaza Muñoz

      Of course, I can imagine (she isn’t a North Korean leader). But she keeps by talking about leaving the EU and breaking the tradicional trade status of France. It could be awful for France because, at the moment, no one country is particularly self-sufficient.

      On the other hand, the ‘proudly-alone’ style that Marine Le Pen defends isn’t effective to combat terrorist actions. An isolated country is more vulnerable and France could be the fundamental DAESH goal for a long time.

  31. Anatilde Alves

    Her father is a well known Nazi, she’s “closeted neo nazi”. What’s not to like?
    Honestly these are dark times in Europe.
    People forgot all about world war 2, and this is why we are on the brink of world war 3.

    • Aleš Jelínek

      i think we’re close to ww3 but not because Le Pen might be a president, we’re close to war because USA and EU/NATO provoking Russia on the border with hope they’ll be scared (“covered” as troops training) :D
      America also showing up in Korea etc. etc. etc. they’re acting like world police with no right for that

    • Paul X

      Europe is incapable of having a WW3. Apart from the sorry state of the majority of armed forces within Europe there is not one politician with enough spine to stand up and inspire anyone to go and fight.
      WW3 may happen but it wont start within Europe and when it does happen the EU will be powerless to do anything about it

  32. Daniel

    Protectionism, discrimination and isolation aren’t the solution of any problem.
    The beginning of the end of the European Union …

    • Zille Vuk

      Wrong, Macron is globalist/bankier who only gives fuck for hes wallet.. He is EU and Hollande pupet..

  33. Rosy Forlenza

    yep. and she is a fascist, however she might want to dress herself up. they dupe the people, and cream off everything.

    • Zille Vuk

      Why you say this? Because her father was idioot?? Oor because EU media is teling you this false news..

  34. Philip Spentzuris

    I love Marie especially for her patriotism!! Too few of those around today and that’s what’s wrong with the world!! The EU has had all the time in the world to create unity but as far as I’m concerned it has failed and will continue to meet with resistance for as long as inequalities exist!!!

    • Zille Vuk

      Eu media TV+RADIO are lying to eu people that eu is great, and this is becoming dictatur..

  35. Philip Spentzuris

    I love Marine especially for her patriotism!! Too few of those around today and that’s what’s wrong with the world!! The EU has had all the time in the world to create unity but as far as I’m concerned it has failed and will continue to meet with resistance for as long as inequalities exist!!!

  36. Sabin Popescu

    Anti EU in its actual autocratic form
    Anti uncontrolled immigration
    For self-governing
    Just as protectionist as the EU in its actual form…

  37. Filipe Costa

    It means that the Islamic extremist/USA/Russia plan is working. To separate us in order that we become weakened.

  38. Tullio Colombo

    MLP might not be the solution to the issues she raises but it is true that globalization need regulation.

    • Rick Wilmot

      Miloje, this could be the end of a beautiful friendship. You would vote for a Nazi?

  39. Wendy Harris

    The French always do what the Germans want them to. They will vote for Macron and surrender their country to the invaders.

  40. Alexandru Sudiţoiu

    If generating more conflict between France’s original population and its minorities represents an interest for French people, then sure. Go ahead.

  41. Yannick Cornet

    Nationalism is not going to solve the most urgent problems we face today, because these problems are global. Climate change is global. Mass migration is global. The economy is and has been and will continue to be global. The nationalist agenda is a pipe dream. It’s equivalent to both being blindly romantic about a past that was never good nor successful in the first place, and to willfully put one’s head in the sand when it comes to the real problems we are facing. I can understand it is an attractive proposition, it is a ‘flight’ reaction to complexity and uncertainty, but the real, responsible approach is to ‘fight’, not ‘flight’; it is to lead change, not to dig oneself a whole in the sand. So yes, she is the right choice to lead France (and therefore the Eu and the rest of the world) into a ditch. In best case, her presidency would be a waste of time, a time of pause, in the real work ahead that needs to be done. But even that is dangerous, because some problems need to be resolved now, there is a limited window of opportunity to tackle the climate for example, she may entrench destructive paths of development, and we may cross points of no return. We have come to expect a lot of ‘stupid stuff’ from our ‘friends’ the Americans, but we have come to expect something more from France, something about progress and philosophical inspiration. I hope France lives up to this tradition of being a light house.

    • catherine benning

      To fight not flight, Yannick, as you suggest, would be civil war. Are you ready for it? An invasion of terrorists that despise the culture they live inside and are taught by their leaders to overthrow the benefactors they are running to, and using that as a hideous reason to rape and pillage, will not be and cannot be tolerated.

      For as much as you believe the mess we are in is not a pre-meditated act by globalists on the world stage, then you are the idiot.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgsueBONEFE

      If you don’t understand what is going on then listen to the man who was in on its catalyst under Reagan.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4KnDHM3sTM

  42. ironworker

    It’s just a matter of time until the “Grandiose Delusion” called “Globalism” (EU being part of the plot) will fall, regardless.

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