Marine Le Pen

The French Left And Right Risk Coming Too Close Facing Macron's Centrism

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

At this moment, the danger is that the FI will re-re-shape French left-wing identity in nationalist terms. This would undermine the revival of a progressive left and strengthen Macron's view of a society where left and right are seen through the narrowest lens of their most regressive streaks.

A Year After The Brexit Vote: Have We Reached Peak Populism Yet?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

I was truly shocked when a slim majority voted for Brexit a year ago, on June 23. It was to be the first shock caused by an election outcome in 2016 in which populists whipped up popular resentment and won. The question troubling me since: When is it going to stop? When's the world coming to its senses?

After The Loss, What's Going On With Le Pen?

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Keep your eyes on June 18. If the FN fails then, its internal pressures are bound to fire up to the surface. After its rise in the last few years, the far-right is not going anywhere, but the Front national as its unique voice may find itself either transformed or marginalised by a newcomer.

Le Pen Is Difficult To Erase

Joe Moore | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Moore

On Saturday 6th May 2017 Europe held its breath. The people of France were going to the polls, and in a matter of hours the results of the final round of voting in the French Presidential Election were to be declared.

Emmanuel Macron May Have Won The Battle, But The War Has Only Just Begun

Ben Cullimore | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Cullimore

A period of cohabitation with what could very well be a Républicains prime minister would not only be a major setback for Macron but also represent a further opportunity to grow for the French far-right. Le Pen may have been defeated in Sunday's presidential election, but Front National and their increasingly loyal supporters are only getting started.

Why Macron's Win Against Marine Le Pen Will Not Spell The End Of The Far-Right

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s trouncing of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections had some suggesting the Far-Right had suffered a fatal blow, but a...

'Brexit Bad Boy' Loses £500 Le Pen Bet, Tries To Blame Son, Ends Up In Funniest Twitter Spat Ever

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK

UPDATE: There’s a bizarre new twist to this story. A Marine Le Pen fan has claimed he lost £500 when his underage son placed a bet on her victory w...

Le Pen's Loss - The Forward March Of Populism Halted?

Maxim Parr-Reid | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Maxim Parr-Reid

France rejected populism emphatically, but it also rejected the establishment. Both these facts must be remembered, especially when we attempt to lambast a prostrate Front Nationale.

Nigel Farage And Brexit Supporters Are Taking Macron's Victory Very Badly

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election marks a seismic shift in the country’s politics,...

Emmanuel Macron's Victory Over Marine Le Pen Prompts Wave Of Relief From UK

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Independent Emmanuel Macron has comfortably beaten far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the first exit polls suggest. ...

When Will The French Presidential Election Results Be Announced? Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the French presidential elections today. Here’s everything you need to know about the el...

Emmanuel Macron's Campaign Says It Has Been Hit By 'Massive And Co-Ordinated' Hack

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron’s centrist campaign has said it was the victim of a “massive and co-ordinated” hacking attack, as France prepares to choose its ...

Even As She Loses, Le Pen Has Normalised The Far-Right

Dr Itay Lotem | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Itay Lotem

Even as Sunday's ballot may in all likelihood reject a Le Pen presidency, it will reaffirm the normalisation of the European far-right. As this is a genie that will not retreat so easily back to its bottle, it is time for those who believe in parliamentary democracy to get used to fighting the far-right in a world where references to fascism and calls to stand up to it no longer hold.

When Will The French Presidential Election Results Be Announced? Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will go head-to-head in the French presidential elections this weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about t...

No, Marine Le Pen Would Not Be Better For Brexit Britain Than Emmanuel Macron

Jasper Cox | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jasper Cox

Many Brexiteers think the EU should and perhaps will fail whatever happens. A Le Pen victory would therefore just put the whole thing out of its misery sooner rather than later. With the zeal of the revolutionary, some Brexiteers are impatient to see the old order burn down and a new one emerge. Except, that is not how the rest of Europe sees it. The EU faces many challenges, but its immediate demise looks unlikely. Even in France, Le Pen's Euroscepticism has been a hindrance to her campaign, scaring off wealthier conservatives who fear the effect on the economy. Leaving a political and economic union is one thing, unravelling yourself from a shared currency is another.

Marine Le Pen Just Got Egged

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

Marine Le Pen has been egged during a public appearance on the French Presidential election campaign trail. The French National Front (FN) party candi...

The International Student Guide To: The French Election

Katie Jenkins | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Jenkins

Having said that, if Le Pen wins, I think life will change. I've already seen the protests in the street increase since the first vote, so I dread to think what will unfold if she becomes President. Macon is by no means perfect, and I understand why people are unhappy, but I think a victory for En Marche! would offer some real hope for Europe."

Me, Mayself And I

Paul Waugh | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Waugh

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron sparred with each other last night, but the real issue here in Blighty is whether we are in the middle of our very own British Presidential election. That's certainly how it felt yesterday as Theresa May appeared in Downing Street to effectively declare war on 'Brussels'.

Macron Brands Le Pen A 'Parasite' And A 'Liar' During 'Bitter' French Election Debate

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK

The only face-to-face televised debate between France’s presidential candidates turned into a bitter clash on Wednesday with Emmanuel Macron brandin...

Magazine Responds To Claims It Was 'Normalising Fascism' With This Cover

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK

Stylist magazine has responded to claims it was “normalising fascism” with its cover featuring Marine Le Pen. The free women’s weekly magazine h...

Imagining Marine Le Pen Elected? 'I Find It Horrendous', WW2 Résistant Says

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

When a WW2 Resistant tells a newspaper that in French politics, Le Pen represents the negation of all that the Resistance fought for and calls on everyone to vote Emmanuel Macron next Sunday.

Marine Le Pen Accused Of 'Pulling A Melania Trump' In Plagiarism Controversy

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

Marine Le Pen’s aides have defended a speech made by the far-right presidential candidate on Monday following accusations parts were plagiarised fro...

When Voting 'Blanc' Is Voting White

Natasha Freidus | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Politics
Natasha Freidus

Don't vote for your privilege, vote against racism, vote against fascism, vote against Le Pen. Choose the chicken. It may not be ideal, but it's the reality. There are already enough plates of crap in the world.

Turn Left For Présidente Le Pen

Dr Ioannis Glinavos | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

The 8th of May is a bank holiday in France. If you were a left-leaning voter, would you go vote for a 'banker', or would you go to the beach for the three day weekend? Those who are excited about their candidates turn out to vote. Le Pen, unfortunately, has a lot of excited supporters. Macron has a lot of 'anyone but Le Pen' supporters. Are you still feeling confident about a Macron win?

Murdered Paris Police Officer's Partner Vows To 'Suffer Without Hatred'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

The partner of the Paris police officer who was murdered in a Jihadist attack, has said he will “suffer without hatred”, while holding back tears....