Marine Le Pen

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

Marine le Pen and the Royal Road to 2017

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

In France, since the European elections of May 2014, and Marine le Pen's breath-taking 25% of the vote - to the ruling Socialists' paltry 13% - she has said very little. She does not need to; between them, the left and the right are opening up a royal road for her to go through to the second round of the presidential elections in 2017...

Former National Front Leader In France Says Popular Jewish Singer Should Be Put In An Oven

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Jean-Marie Le Pen has been accused of spreading “anti-Semitic filth” by suggesting that a popular Jewish singer should be placed in an oven. Spark...

The Curious Tale of Bulgaria's Extremist Flip-Flopping Party

Jo Simmons | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

'No to EU homosexuality, it is Mother Russia that liberated us'. This statement comes not from some pro-Russian separatist fighting the power in Ukraine, but from Volen Siderov, the charismatic and divisive leader of Bulgaria's ultranationalist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic party Ataka.

Marine Le Pen's Front National Victory Sees Thousands Of French Students Riot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The historic victory of Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National party in the European Union elections has seen thousands of students take to the stre...

A Guide to Far-Right and Far-Left of the New European Parliament

Peter Lesniak | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Lesniak

The 2014 elections to the European Parliament saw a high rise in euro-skeptic vote amongst the European public. The financial crisis, harsh austerity...

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

Right-Wing Flames That Have Licked Europe Fanned by Lack of Education

The Conversation UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

By Ian H Robertson, Trinity College Dublin As Europe wakens to a wave of newly elected right-wing Members of the European Parliament, our multi-racia...

'Neo Nazis' Among Expected Victors In Far Right Surge Across Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Politics

A German political party that has been compared to the Nazis will enter the European Parliament for the first time, in an election marked by a surge i...

Method to the Russian Madness - What Vladimir Putin Is All About

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

There's a surreal quality to the conversations you have traveling through Central and Eastern Europe these days. A young Czech journalist eagerly tell...

The Populists Are Coming... For Good?

Thomas Prosser | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Thomas Prosser

Rather than waiting for an implosion of the populist parties that may never come, the best bulwark against these movements is thus action against the deteriorating socio-economic conditions that give rise to them.

Fiat Grillo and Renault Le Pen to derail EU train?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

If we are to believe the headlines, following the European elections any visions of a united Europe will have to be shelved when euro skeptics will overrun parliament and bring the EU to a standstill.

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.