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Marine Le Pen has no future so what next for the French right?

11 September 2017 9:08

There have been few debates in recent political history as disastrous as the one that unfolded in May when Marine…

The National Front loses its golden girl

10 May 2017 9:19

The golden girl of the National Front has gone and with her go the grassroot hopes for an alternative to…

After Le Pen’s defeat, is the Front National heading for a split?

8 May 2017 8:33

So what now for Marine Le Pen and the National Front? On an evening when the party polled a record…

How Marion Le Pen is undermining her aunt’s campaign

11 April 2017 11:51

Marine Le Pen sees plots everywhere. In her view the media, the Socialists, the judiciary and even the European Union…

Why do so many French youngsters support Marine Le Pen?

9 March 2017 15:14

I’m very sceptical of the idea that the younger generation are more conservative than their elders, and that this makes conservatism…

Marine Le Pen is using fashion as a political weapon

5 November 2016 9:00

In September, Marine Le Pen travelled to Brachay, a microscopic right-wing commune in northeastern France. Despite its diminutive size, this…

When the French mood finally snaps, Marine Le Pen will be waiting

19 July 2016 17:13

Last Friday I noted that you don’t have to go back many months to get the latest mass-casualty terrorist atrocity…

Corsican nationalism is gaining strength. Could it soon cause problems for France?

14 December 2015 11:28

The second round of the French regional election was surprising in many ways. Surprising, because the strategy of the ‘Front…

Marine Le Pen loses, but tonight shows how the Front National has reshaped French politics

13 December 2015 22:19

A bad night for Marine Le Pen, then, in France’s regional elections. Having been ahead in six regions in the…

François Hollande could still win in 2017 — tonight’s election result proves it

13 December 2015 21:22

François Hollande appears to have been consigned to the political mortuary. The first Socialist French president since François Mitterrand has…

How Marine Le Pen is winning over the Muslim vote

10 December 2015 16:52

‘Shock’ was the one-word headline on the front of Monday’s Le Figaro. France was bracing itself for a swing to…

Marine Le Pen is now willing to sacrifice her father in order to defend French Jews

15 April 2015 11:30

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French Front National, really is determined to muzzle her father Jean-Marie Le Pen once…

Convince a generation that Ukip resemble the Nazis and you can make them do anything

26 March 2015 11:22

There was something genuinely frightening about the disturbance aimed at Nigel Farage and his family this weekend; what’s scary is…

Marine Le Pen’s rhetoric is convincing French Jews to trust the Front National

24 February 2015 10:56

A report in today’s Times suggests that French Jews are ready to discard their long-standing distrust for the Far Right and…