April 19, 2017
France’s far-right National Front stepped up its anti-European Union rhetoric on Wednesday, days after toughening its stand against immigration, in an apparent bid to mobilize its core supporters ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.
Opinion polls have for months predicted that National Front (FN) chief Marine Le Pen would attract enough votes to make it to the two-way runoff on May 7 but the gap with other contenders has narrowed, and the rhetoric of her party has sharpened.
“You’ll see, we’ll soon stuff your oligarchic rag in the cupboard,” Le Pen’s second-in-command, Florian Philippot said of the EU flag in a message on Twitter.
He was reacting to the European Commission’s representative office in France, which posted on Twitter: “Proud of our flag, symbol of unity, solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe. Let’s not hide it.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:33 am