THE head of France’s Front National party has promised supporters she would hold a referendum in order to get France out of the European Union.
In a passionate speech the leader of the anti-immigration group kicked off her presidential campaign in Brachay, a small village in the Haute-Marne region, where she also promised she would crush radical Islam and terrorist acts.
Brachay – a far-right stronghold – is where Le Pen won the largest share of votes back in 2012. Continue reading
There has been some confusion why Germany and the Eurozone are so strict in negotiating with France and unwilling to concede even to the smallest of what they deem as outlandish Greek demands. The reason is not so much whether Spain or even Italy, both countries with soaring unemployment, a lost generation and a sweeping movement against “austerity”, follow with comparable demands should Europe concede to Tsipras, but France, where the frontrunner for the next president, the National Front’s Marine Le Pen, has just warned that not only is a Grexit inevitable, but that France would follow shortly.
Here it is worth reminding that one of the biggest European concerns with Greece is not so much its resolute attitude toward Greek demands which Europe can easily squash and force a regime change by cutting off ELA to Greek banks forcing a prompt and violent coup d’etat, but dealing with political parties who promise anything and everything just to be elected, in the process pushing aside Europe’s preferred technocrats who will do the bidding of Brussels without the smallest objection. Continue reading