Marine Le Pen is a French politician.
The French far right and radical left can agree on one thing: they intend to deprive re-elected French President Emmanuel Macron of a parliamentary majority necessary to drive his agenda for the next five years.
Emmanuel Macron’s win in the French presidential election is welcome news for the entire European Union and by extension for Ireland. But the huge vote for far-right contender, Marine Le Pen, must serve as a wake-up call for politicians everywhere to improve their listening skills and re-connect with the less well-off citizens.
For some time now, as Manchester United go down to another disgraceful defeat, the television camera picks out the unhappy visage of Alex Ferguson, the great potentate surveying the wreckage of his once-unassailable empire.
French President Emmanuel Macron last night warned that election rival Marine Le Pen’s proposed measure to ban Muslim headscarves in French public spaces would create “civil war” if implemented.
FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron’s lead in the election polls widened yesterday but his prime minister said a Macron win in Sunday’s presidential run-off vote was not guaranteed, as far-right challenger Marine Le Pen accused him of fear-mongering.
Is Europe inching towards fascism? Are we on the cusp of seeing the continent retreating into the kind of sweaty stranglehold of racist bigots not seen since Germany and her allies in the 1940s?
Frank Coughlan’s column (‘Taking sides in the war on our steadfast neutrality’, Irish Independent, April 19) browbeats with the same zeal and short-sightedness as Charles Penrose Fitzgerald’s White Feather brigade which recruited young men to World War I.
French prosecutors are examining a report by the EU’s anti-fraud agency accusing far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen and members of her party of misappropriating thousands of euros’ worth of EU funds when she was a European parliamentarian.
Having recently become its biggest shareholder, last week Elon Musk made a $41.39bn (€34.3bn) offer to buy Twitter. Yes, this is what the world has been desperately looking for: another “libertarian” billionaire gaining control of a major communications network. Rupert Murdoch can only do so much.
French president Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack on far-right rival Marine Le Pen, saying her true “authoritarian” intentions were showing after she banned a team of reporters and did not rule out a return of the death penalty.
Timing is everything in politics, so they say. So I wonder if, almost entirely by chance, the fixed penalty notice with the name “Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson” on it hasn’t arrived at the least bad time, from his point of view.
I have spent time in France every year of my adult life, since the age of 18. It took Covid to break the pattern and I hadn’t been back since 2019 – until last week, in the throes of the presidential election campaign.
Europe’s biggest asset manager sent a warning to investors who are already convinced that the pro-business Emmanuel Macron will win the French presidential election in a runoff against the nationalist leader Marine Le Pen this month.
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