This is a must-read article from EurActiv, citing latest research that the National Front is likely to dominate France’s local elections.
This is an important indicator to watch, with European politics being increasingly polarized towards both the extreme-right and the hard far-left. Because of excessive austerity and millions of young people without work, there has been a massive loss of confidence in the political classes who dominate the central ground. Having recently completed Margaret Macmillan‘s excellent book entitled the ‘Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its attempt to end the War’, this is deeply worrying.
Surely a National Front government in France would lead once again to Europe’s destruction?