French PM Bernard Cazeneuve warned that Marine Le Pen will tear France apart
Speaking to the French daily Le Parisien, Mr Cazeneuve added Mrs Le Pen’s radical policies would cause “irreparable damage to France’s society”.
He said: “She has promised to adopt Donald Trump-inspired protectionist measures and loathes foreigners. Her populism is both dangerous and mortifying.
Her populism is both dangerous and mortifying
Bernard Cazeneuve – French Prime Minsiter
“What’s more, a French exit from the eurozone – which is what Mrs Le Pen wants – would lead to a significant drop in consumer purchasing power and a decline in living standards.
“Once the French realise that they have been fed lies by the Front National, it will be too late. The damage will have been done and there will be no going back.”
The Socialist official added that the only way to stop Mrs Le Pen – who, according to polls, is set to garner more than 25 per cent of the vote in the first round of voting – is to “speak out” against the Front National and warn French voters of the dangers of electing a far-right president.
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The niece of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has joined the military reserve and has urged "young patriots" to follow in her footsteps, take a look through her career to date,
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Cazeneuve said France would ‘collapse’ under a Marine Le Pen presidency
Current president Francois Hollande has also warned against the rise of populism, but said on Wednesday that France would “never succumb to extremism”.
The outgoing president, who made the remarks at an event hosted by the CRIF umbrella grouping of Jewish organisations, was responding to CRIF president Francis Kalifat, who called for the far-right and the far-left to be” blocked” at the next elections.
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