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Marine rips into Macron’s failed policies in live interview

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, was a guest on the political talk show on French television where she ripped into unpopular President Macron's failing policies.

Published: May 24, 2018, 5:23 am

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    Le Pen appeared on L’Emission Politique on France2, live.

    “The fuzzy diplomacy of France is a danger for our companies as well as for our fellow citizens. We no longer have relations in terms of intelligence with Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran,” Le Pen said when questioned about the conflict in the Middle East.

    “We need an independent inquiry into what happened in Israel, as requested by Great Britain and Germany especially,” she explained and added that the solution that France must defend is security for Israel and sovereignty for Palestine, a two-state solution in accordance with international law.

    She said she would never have transferred the French embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, since “France must respect international law if it wants to call for respect for international law”.

    She also criticised the participation of France in the recent attack on Syria. “The strikes in Syria were carried out outside international law by [president] Macron, we do not have to follow in the footsteps of Trump!”

    According to Le Pen, the extraterritoriality of American law makes it possible to punish companies, often European ones which are – as if by chance – in competition with American companies. She chided the EU for doing nothing about it.

    “We are going to suffer the consequences of the extraterritoriality of American law, which is a scandal! We need a blocking law to defend our businesses and our interests in this regard.”

    Following the American model will bring ruin to France, Le Pen warned. “The globalised economic model is involved, and with this model, we are going to ruin. There is another model, based on economic patriotism, regulation, the ‘made in France’, a fairer taxation for the middle classes and the poor.

    “All the [economic] indicators are in the red. Unemployment has increased by 63 000 unemployed, all categories combined. The external deficit has increased,” she said.

    “The urgency is to find our national borders, this is the first sovereignty to recover. I remain an absolute defender of the sovereignty of the French people and the independence of France, I want a Europe built on free nations.” Le Pen dismissed claims that European conservatives and patriots were only a few fringe groups.

    “There may be a majority of Eurosceptics in the European Parliament tomorrow. And it scares the European Commission: we can stop this Europe, which is taking people to their ruin!

    “There are people in Europe who come to power and who have the same demands, the same dreams as us, and the same criticisms of the European Union: we can see it in Austria, in Italy, in Hungary,” the leader of the Front National explained.

    “France has stumbled on the failure of its immigration and integration policy. We must remove the right of birth, which is too attractive for immigration. We have to stop immigration, we are completely saturated, with 500 000 illegal immigrants are residing in the country, and 230 000 residence permits are granted each year!”

    She said the measures that must be taken are to reform the right to asylum, and to force asylum seekers to file their application outside French territory, in consulates and embassies of a foreign country.

    “The government is aggravating the phenomenon of immigration by allowing ‘migrant minors’ to bring their families in. This is a criminal policy towards the French people.”

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