Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen Borders On Unhinged In Fierce Attack On BBC Presenter

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

Far-right French leader Marine Le Pen has accused a BBC presenter of warmongering, snapping at a question probing her resilience to Russian aggression...

Europe's Man Of The Moment, Emmanuel Macron

Anton Georgiou | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

As I left Westminster Hall, with the chant, 'Macron, Présidente!' ringing in my ears, I proudly grasped my EU flag whilst walking past Parliament, and once again felt what I had felt before last year's setbacks - inspired by politics - inspired by the possibility politics brings, let's all keep our fingers crossed and hope he pulls this off - En Marché !

What Would A Dutch PM Geert Wilders Mean For Brexit?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

MEP Geert Wilders is the Dutch politician who believes he can become the next Prime minister of the Netherlands in just a month's time, thanks to his anti-Islam/anti-migrants' stance and thanks to both Brexit and Donald Trump's win in the United States. What would his win mean for Britain's Brexit and for the EU?

The Waugh Zone January 30, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, January 30… 1) TRUMPED UP CHARGE You can bet your house that John Bercow will mention the historic...

The Case For Progressive Resistance

Malia Bouattia | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Malia Bouattia

Friday marks Donald Trump's inauguration, a day many of us had never envisaged. For many of us, it is not just political - it is personal. As a Muslim, an African, a refugee, a woman and a socialist, I fear many of Trump's policies. Of higher borders and a no Muslim entrance policy, of lower corporation tax and casual misogyny. I fear their impact and I fear our future with the way our world leaders are shaping up.

Can Marine Le Pen Become The First Woman President Of France?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was spotted last week at Trump Tower, in New York. Whether she was there to meet with President-elect Trump or not, which she and Trump's team declined to say, it is important to understand the danger she and her party represent in Europe.

Marine Le Pen Is At Trump Tower And People Can't Cope

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

The leader of France’s National Front party, Marine Le Pen, has been seen in Trump Tower in New York, sparking a near meltdown on social media. This...

What Does 2017 Hold In The Political World?

Alistair Jones | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics
Alistair Jones

For many people, 2016 was seen as a terrible year. Their worst political nightmares came to be: Brexit, and Trump winning the US presidential elections being seen as the strongest cases in point. Yet for many others - including, most obviously, Nigel Farage, those same events were seen as their political dreams coming true. 2016 was a year to treasure!

Don't Imagine 2016 Was An Outlier

Angus Campbell | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Angus Campbell

If anyone says they saw all that happened in 2016 coming they are lying. There's the wonderful stat that one of the big bookmakers released after Dona...

When France Falls

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

If France falls to Le Pen, the European project will likely unravel. It might be a shock to the system that is greater than a President Trump. In a recent essay, I predicted that France would have a National Front president by around 2035. I may have been far off. The date may be 2017.

Why Is The Populist Right Winning The 21st Century?

George Gilbert | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
George Gilbert

Most of all, we must realize the future does not necessarily belong to the right. But increased popular engagement - not just sharing Facebook posts - is needed: this is an age of political realignment, and one must stand up and be counted.

Marr Is Right – We Need To Listen To Marine Le Pen. Only Then Can We Really Challenge Her

Andrew Grey | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Grey

We can't keep shutting ourselves off from these views and hoping they'll go away. If we do, and we try to censor them, they'll only grow, and the world will move even further away from where we want it to be. However uncomfortable we find it, it's only by listening to people with these views that we can see where they come from, understand their appeal, and ultimately defeat them..

9 Political Shocks For 2017 That No Longer Appear Impossible

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK

Across the world 2016 has been a year of unprecedented political turmoil. Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week represented the latest sign that...

Marine Le Pen On Theresa May: Correction

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been removed because it wrongly attributed comments made by a supporter of Marine Le Pen to Le Pen herself. We apologi...

Why Nicolas Sarkozy Wants To Reverse The Brexit Vote

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Nicolas Sarkozy's announcement on Wednesday that, if elected president of France in May 2017, he would give Britain a chance to reverse the Brexit vote, has raised eyebrows across the European Union. Can such a decision, democratically taken by the people of a sovereign member state of the EU, be overlooked? What's in it for Sarkozy?

Farron: Don't Let 'Racists' Hijack Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen should not be allowed to “hijack” the UK’s Brexit vote to boost racist intolerance and hate, Tim Farron has warne...

Will Sarkozy Go for Frexit?

Sam Pallis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Pallis

Europe is already on life support, if a Frexit referendum would to go ahead it would be on death row. The EU without Britain is a catastrophe, the EU without France is Armageddon. The European project would cease to exist. What would then happen in the vacuum that ensues is food for thought, and is a thought that some of the big guns, like Putin must be eyeing with glee.

University Campuses Do Not Belong to the Activist Left

David Browne | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Any critic of the student activist left will be more than familiar with what can only be described as the clear distortion of the ordinary meaning of certain words, a distortion which does not appear to be accidental

You Think This Referendum Is About the EU? Think Again

Michael Abberton | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

Unfortunately, for those people who really wanted to debate EU membership and consider voting to leave, they aren't going to get their chance. The referendum has nothing to do with those issues or even EU membership - and for this reason I would encourage everyone of a like mind (to leave) to vote Remain.

Family Of Decapitated Reporter 'Deeply Disturbed' As Far-Right Leader Tweets 'Monstrous' ISIS Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is facing a police investigation after tweeting pictures of the decapitated body of Islamic State victim James F...

Trump's Call To Ban Muslims Is Too Much Even For Le Pen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The condemnation of Donald Trump crossed international borders and party ideologies this week, the tycoon’s assertion that all Muslims s...

People Together: Against Fear and Bigotry

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It is time to stand together: Muslim and non-Muslim, black and white, young and old. It is time to unite against the fanatics and the bigots. They want to turn us against each other, so our response - our only response - must be to come together.

Prevent Is a Free Speech Issue, So Opponents Should Not Ally With the NUS

David Browne | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

This week, the NUS finished its current "Students Not Suspects" tour which was allegedly aimed at fighting the Government's new Prevent strategy to deal with extremism, particularly the threat of Islamist extremism. While the Prevent strategy certainly has its flaws, the NUS's diagnosis is woefully misguided...

It Is Not the Job of Student Unions to Police Student Thoughts

David Browne | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The banning of No Offence at Freshers' Fair (and let's not pretend that this doesn't put it at considerable disadvantage in terms of distributing it and exposing those who wish to read it to the ideas therein) ironically is the perfect showcase for the need for its existence.

A Dark Shadow Is Cast Over the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Following today's announcement, UKIP has become even more closely linked to the fascist bloc in EU Parliament by way of MEPs from Poland's Congress of the New Right party, whose members now sit both in Farage's EFDD group and the new Europe of Nations and Freedoms.