national front

Marine Le Pen’s relaunch falls flat

15 March 2018 12:08

It wasn’t the weekend that Marine Le Pen envisaged. When last Saturday dawned in the northern French city of Lille,…

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…

Emmanuel Macron is the perfect product of Parisian groupthink

4 May 2017 16:38

As the polls reopen this weekend for the coronation of Emmanuel Macron, the political establishment will congratulate themselves for having…

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…

Marine Le Pen’s plan to leave the euro is deranged

9 February 2017 13:18

Unemployment is crucifyingly high. Factories have lost competitiveness. The share of euro-zone exports is in relentless decline. Industrial production is…

François Fillon’s presidential campaign may be about to unravel

1 February 2017 13:41

François Fillon’s bid to become president of France has suffered another serious blow with more allegations of financial impropriety in…

Could Le Pen win in France? After Trump, it’s foolish to rule it out

10 November 2016 9:45

France’s centre-right newspaper, Le Figaro, is running a poll on its website asking readers if they’re happy to see Donald…

I wouldn’t vote for Marine Le Pen but I can understand why people might

6 February 2015 17:06

On Thursday evening, I queued outside for almost two hours to see Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s Front…

How Maggie’s ‘swamped’ comment crushed the National Front

29 October 2014 9:38

The brilliant Matthew Parris writes in his Times column today about Margaret Thatcher using the word ‘swamped’ in relation to…