``Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been elected head of the opposition UMP, in what is being seen as the start of a new bid for the presidency.'' -- Sarko being dredged up to try to stop Le Pen and keep France in the Euro? (Note that Ghaddafi had to be eliminated for this to be possible... mission accomplished there!)
Via TIME Magazine: Is Russian President Vladimir Putin meddling in the internal politics of countries in the European Union? That seemed a strong possibility to some Europeans this week, after French political leader Marine Le Pen confirmed...Show More Summary
``Marine Le Pen, leader of the populist National Front political party in France and likely France's next president if the country should last until another election, has picked up the gold repatriation issue by writing to the governor of the central bank, the Banque de France''
Politics often comes 'full circle', so they say, and here's a great example in a story from The Times which reports that Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party in France has taken out a £7 million loan from a Russian bank with close connections to Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
First Germany, then the Netherlands, perhaps Switzerland this weekend, and now the French right-wing Front National, which shockingly came first in May's European parliament elections, and whose leader Marine Le Pen is currently polling...Show More Summary
Credits: FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen Russia has also reportedly lent money to Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn, Italy’s Northern League and other anti-Europe...Show More Summary
WHETHER it is the rise of Podemos in Spain, Marine Le Pen in France or UKIP in Britain, there are clear signs that European voters are angry and are turning away from the mainstream parties. A lot of this is down to the slowdown in growth in the developed world, a trend that is decades-long. Show More Summary
The leader of France's Front National, Marine Le Pen, has continued the debate on EU immigration by taking to twitter to say that French people are "not free to decide our immigration policy - as the example of Mr Cameron proved recently." "Nous ne sommes plus libres de décider de notre politique d'immigration et l'exemple de M. Show More Summary
The collapse of Nigel Farage's bloc could be a chance for the Dutch and French nationalists to form a rival alliance.
After last week’s tumultuous markets one of my clients sent me an email saying “I am so relieved your constant talk about worsening imbalances kept us from getting too complacent. Things really are as bad as you keep saying.”
“I prefer to have a France with 4.4 per cent [debt-to-GDP ratio] today than a France with Marine Le Pen tomorrow." That quote is from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in an interview with the FT, and it's probably the perfect way to describe the situation that Europe has before it. Show More Summary
It's not just Scotland... or Catalan. As The Guardian reports, polls out in the past few days in France have shown far-right Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen topping a presidential poll for the first time. Alongside this surge in support for FN is the utter collapse in the French people's faith in Hollande. Show More Summary
``... opinion polls [suggest] that Ms Le Pen would easily make the run-off in the 2017 elections - and could win should her rival in the decisive round be Mr Hollande.''
French president Francois Hollande's term does not end until 2017, but for the first time ever Marine Le Pen's Front National party is on top in head-to-head polling.Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen once shocked France by taking Front National...Show More Summary
Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary
Brigitte Bardot, the international sex symbol from the 1950s and 60s, reportedly believes that controversial politician Marine Le Pen is the contemporary version of Joan of Arc who can be France’s new savior. Le Pen is the leader of France’s National Front, an anti-immigration party that also wants the country to exit the European Union.
French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot has praised France's far-right leader for being a modern-day "Joan of Arc."
Anti-Semitism is present in France -- sometimes discreetly, sometimes brutally. There is a feeling of insecurity among Jews. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the former president of the National Front, the far-right party, never misses an opportunity...Show More Summary
The leader of France's anti-immigration, anti-EU Front National would win the first round of a French presidential election if it were held today, a new poll reveals. The IFOP poll for political magazine Marianne shows that Marine Le...Show More Summary
Credits: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen New poll suggests Front National leader Marine Le Pen would knock out socialists in first round One-Minute Read Friday, August 1, 2014...Show More Summary