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Could the Marine Le Pen win the 2017 election?

Anti-EU sentiment and a deadly wave of terrorism in France could prove beneficial for the far-right leader Marine Le Pen. But could she actually win the 2017 election? 484 more words

France

Nice: a Carnage and Nativism

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/15/bastille-day-attack-motive-investigation-nice-victims

It happened again. France has been attacked.

On Bastille Day, 14 July 2016, France’s National Day, Mohamed Lajouif Bouhlel, who was born in Tunisia, but emigrated to France, drove a rented 19-ton lorry through a crowd watching a fireworks innocent display along the Promenade des Anglais. 969 more words

France

Frexit: Is It Possible?

After the Brexit vote has shaken Europe, some political figures in France believe it is time for a referendum on their own membership. Can it happen?  460 more words

France

Extrême-droite: La laisser parler ou la faire taire?

Publié le 29 janvier 2016

Nous discutions de ce qu’il faut faire avec les gens et les partis politiques d’extrême-droite. Faut-il les laisser parler ou les faire taire ? 1,713 more words

France

So what does Angela Merkel think?

In our post-Brexit world, there are some key figures that will strongly influence the outcome of the negotiations. One of them is Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the EU Commission, a seasoned EU-politician who made us laugh earlier this week when he asked… 884 more words

Britain, Europe, and the real crisis

An excellent analysis, including well-chosen images, by the invaluable Kenan Malik: https://kenanmalik.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/britain-europe-a nd-the-real-crisis/

(Left: The Sleep of reason produces monsters, Goya)

Politics

BRITAIN, EUROPE AND THE REAL CRISIS

The decision by British voters last week to leave the European Union has brutally exposed two features of contemporary British politics. The first is the depth of popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions. 1,696 more words

Britain