Thursday, April 21, 2016

Brexit To Frexit? Front National Leader Marine Le Pen Could Back ‘Leave’ Camp On UK Visit

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s hard-right Front National party, is considering coming to the UK to campaign for a British exit from the European Union.

Le Pen’s office told the Guardian on Wednesday that a visit ahead of the June 23 vote was “under consideration.”

It is thought that if the trip does go ahead, Le Pen would be backing former UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson, who defected from the populist anti-immigration party in 2014 to join Le Pen’s far-right alliance.

The mainstream ‘Vote Leave’ campaign is believed to be keen to avoid being closely associated with Le Pen.

Front National may be backing a Brexit in the hope of promoting a Frexit – a French exit from the EU.

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