Marine Le Pen

Farage Welcomed By Le Pen With 'Open Arms,' Ukip Aren't Keen

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

The leader of France's far-right National Front says her "arms will be open" to Ukip if it wants to join together to fight the European Union. Howe...

'Eat Pork Or Go Hungry,' Le Pen Tells Religious Schoolchildren

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has said her party will not pander to Jewish and Muslim children by offering non-Pork alternatives for lunch. S...

Victory for Ukip Is Meaningless for Europe

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Farage himself predicted an "earthquake" while other prominent right wingers envisage "the liberation from the European elite, the monster in Brussels". So are they correct? Their success would certainly send a shockwave across the continent but are we really about to find ourselves at the mercy of the most anti-EU, combatively euro-sceptic European Parliament to date? No.

Suddenly, Europe's Parliament Might Actually Matter

Jason O'Mahony | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jason O'Mahony

Despite my passion for the EU, I have a confession. Not only have I never really been a fan of the European Parliament, but I get a bit embarrassed when the EP tries to hype up the European Elections. It's like they're watching all the hoopla of the US elections and shouting "But look at us! 500 million people! We matter too!"

Topless Femen Activist Touts Fake Gun In Notre Dame Cathedral Protest After Far Right Activist's Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

A Femen activist has been arrested after carrying out a topless protest in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. With the words “May facists rest in h...

France's Far-Right Party Praise Cameron's Immigration Policies

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics

The French far right has praised David Cameron for "smashing the taboo" over immigration, in dubious applause for the prime minister, who has been kee...

Jessica Elgot

'Things Can Only Get Worse'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

Britain must be part of a co-ordinated effort to help defeat far-right and neo-Nazi parties across Europe, like Greece's Golden Dawn and Hungary's Job...

Don't Be Afraid to Listen

Will Bordell | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

Oxford and Cambridge Universities have an awful lot in common. And last week was no exception. By inviting polarising political figures from the left and the right - George Galloway and Marine Le Pen, respectively - both institutions reaffirmed what is at once perhaps the most sacred and the most imperilled of all our values: the freedom of speech.

This House Would Invite Marine Le Pen

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

For nearly 200 years the Cambridge Union has existed to promote free speech. At times this inevitably leads to controversy. In the 1960s, it stemmed from the Union's invitation to Enoch Powell and Oswald Mosley. Last term it was Julian Assange, and before that Dominique Strauss-Kahn. This time it was Mme. Le Pen.

France's Front National Is In 'Regular Contact' With UKIP

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the France's far right Front National (FN), has claimed she is in "regular contact" with UKIP. In a controversial spee...

IN PICTURES: Le Pen Met By Protestors At Cambridge Union Talk

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Marine Le Pen - leader of the French Front National - was greeted by an anti-fascist protest as she addressed a Cambridge University debating group on...

Far Right 'Fascist' French Leader To Speak At Cambridge

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Marine Le Pen, president of France's far right Front National party, is to speak at Cambridge Union on Tuesday but will be greeted by students protest...

Why We Might Want to Invite Marine Le Pen to Cambridge

Jinho Clement | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jinho Clement

If I am very honest, I do not really know much about her. I do know she's controversial, and I do know she has some bad views. I also know that some people even call her a neo-fascist. However, I have never heard her speak or explain her views.

Marion Le Pen Becomes Youngest MP In Modern History

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

Marion le Pen, a 22 year old law student, has become the youngest MP in modern political history by gaining a seat in the French parliamentary electio...

France is Turning 'Bleu Marine': the Existential Crisis of the French Right

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While Hollande may be elected France's first Socialist president in 17 ‎years, it was under another socialist, Francois Mitterand that the National Front first made ‎headways in response to austerity measures in the 1980s.

How Far Right Can Sarkozy Go to Save Himself?

Nick Purves | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Purves

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting in his attempt to secure a second term. Although beaten into second place after the first round of voting, he issued a strong declaration to his supporters that 'the fight begins now'. He will need to galvanise his support as there had been fears amongst his party that he would be knocked out in the first round.

How Interested Are UK Students in the French Elections?

George Bowden | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
George Bowden

This Sunday, voting in the first round of the French Presidential elections takes place, yet I find Student interest in the battle for the Élysée Palace across the Channel still heavily shadowed by the race for the White House across the pond. Is this because of language, culture or the varied mix of political parties in France? Or has euro-scepticism among British students increased?

French Elections 2012: Hollande Wins First Round Of Poll

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Socialist Francois Hollande has won the first round of the French presidential election, exit polls suggest. Early results give Hollande 28% of the...

French Elections 2012: Strong Turnout In First Round Of Poll

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

France has gone to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a presidential election which could see Nicolas Sarkozy ejected from office. Official...

Nicolas Le Pen: The World Watches As French President Moves Far-Right

Cosima Ungaro | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics

French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been dubbed “Nicolas Le Pen” by the Wall Street Journal after the president turned to far-right voters to aid...

Far-Right Party Will Compete Presidential Elections In France

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

The leader of France's far-right party Marine Le Pen has gathered enough signatures to mount a presidential campaign, the Front National party announc...

Is Sarkozy Looking the Wrong Way?

James Shields | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
James Shields

François Hollande's visit to London last week suggested the Socialist presidential candidate is increasingly confident about his election prospects.

PHOTOS: Euthanasia Campaign Puts French Candidates On Their Deathbeds

Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

A campaign in favour of euthanasia has used photomontages of French presidential candidates on the brink of death in a bid to gain attention. Fren...

The French Are Moving To The Left: Red Scare Or Welcome Back?

The Huffington Post UK | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Francois Hollande has visited London in an effort to inspire those French voters who have exchanged French statism for British capitalism to vote in t...

Hollande, Sarkozy, Le Pen, Bayrou - What is Happening With the Presidential Campaign?

Julien Rath | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Julien Rath

The true campaign season has not yet started in France and there are already a large number of candidates, a total of 15. The current president Nicolas Sarkozy has not yet officially declared himself a candidate, saying he would continue to do his work as president until the end of his term, although many expect him to do so very soon after newspaper Liberation revealed that he had already chosen his campaign headquarters.