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


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"