Le Pen has said France leaving the euro would cause the currency to collapse
President Le Pen could be a reality in a matter of months as her party Front National (FN) surges in the French presidency polls in the wake of immigration problems, terror attacks and the Francois Fillon 'Penelopegate' scandal.
Speaking to The Telegraph, the 48-year-old said: “What is the point in punishing a country? It is senseless, unless you think the EU is a prison and you are condemned if you escape. I want to rebuild our damaged relations with the United Kingdom.”
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Marine Le Pen is a French politician who is the president of the National Front, a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
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A French politician who is the president of the National Front (FN), a national-conservative political party in France and one of its main political forces.
France is the political heart of Europe, and the moment we leave the euro the whole project collapses
Marine Le Pen
Marine Le Pen described the EU as being against the “democratic process” and “against the interests” of the French people.
She said: “France is the political heart of Europe, and the moment we leave the euro the whole project collapses.”
The presidential candidate said that the vote for Brexit and the vote for Donald Trump has made the possibility of a Front National leadership more likely in France.
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She said: “Brexit has been a powerful weapon for us. In the past, our adversaries have always been able to say that there is ‘no alternative’ but now we have had Brexit, and then Trump and Austria.
“A whole psychological framework is breaking down. I think 2017 is going to be the year of the grand return of the nation state, the control of borders and currencies.”
Ms Le Pen said she is concerned about the mass immigration of unskilled workers, particularly from Africa, which decreases salaries in France.
She aimed to reassure the quarter of a million British people living and working in France, claiming none of her policies were “anti-English”.
She said: ”They may rally around France and agree to dismantle this structure together in an orderly way before it collapses in chaos.
“The euro is a potent tool used by Germany to engage in permanent monetary dumping.
The euro could collapse if there was a FREXIT
“It suits the Germans just fine but we unfortunate travelling companions cannot be subjected to this misery for ever to promote their happiness.”
The Eurosceptic MP went as far to say that the “euro is not a currency, it is a political weapon to force countries to implement the policies decided by the EU and keep them on a leash.”
The think tank Terra Nova said that for the first time in more than 30 years, there is a party “that taps into all the core values of the working class: cultural, economic and social protectionism”.
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