Sunday, September 18, 2016

Angelique Chrysalis — 'The nation state is back': Front National's Marine Le Pen rides on global mood

In an aircraft hangar on the French Riviera, as thousands of supporters waved French tricolour flags, France’s far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, boomed proudly from the stage: “The time of the nation state is back!”

She praised Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and said plans to build walls across the world – including one to keep out migrants and refugees at Calais — showed a return to “the time of borders”.
The Guardian World News
'The nation state is back': Front National's Marine Le Pen rides on global mood
Angelique Chrisafis in Fréjus

Germany feels the heat, too.

Angela Merkel's party suffers slump in Berlin election
Philip Oltermann in Berlin

4 comments:

Bob said...

Back to normalcy.

Ignacio said...

Next year elections in France and Germany. Prepare yourself for the end of the EU as we know it.

Kristjan said...

If I was French, I would vote for her. My turning point probably came with Syriza in Greece and even Bernie was a disappointment. No matter what one can say about them (Le Pen, Farage, Trump) or blame them for, they really help the cause. If It wasn't for Farage, Brexit would have never happened. I don't agree with them on many topics but hey, we don't live in a perfect world. How else would you imagine a revolt? Congress adopting MMT and full employment? Koch Brothers saying they were wrong and they are sorry?

Matt Franko said...

"Congress adopting MMT and full employment?"

As Darwin would say : "0% probability"