Le Pen's anti-euro plan 'to cost France 30 bn a year'

Erica Roy
February 14, 2017

In terms of policy, Le Pen recently outlined a plan to overhaul France, including her intention to hold a referendum on France's membership in the European Union if the EU does not agree to redesign the union as a loose coalition of nations without a common currency or a border-free area.

It comes after French intelligence warned of growing concerns about the risk of a Russian cyber attack in support of far-right candidate Le Pen.

Ignore the politics for a moment (Le Pen is still a longshot) and growth and central banking isn't the headwind it used to be.

Polls suggest Le Pen will place among the top two in France's April 23 first-round election, but will struggle to win the May 7 runoff. "I'm asking them to choose their nationality".

Since its establishment by Jean-Marie Le Pen, Le Pen's father and the owner of multiple convictions for Holocaust denial and incitement to hatred against Jews, National Front has been accused of espousing anti-Semitism, hatred of Muslims and other forms of xenophobia. Asked whether her immigration program would affect French Jews with dual Israeli citizenship, she said it would. Reports emerged Saturday that the elder Le Pen has been charged with inciting hatred for a pun he made in 2014 about Jewish singer Patrick Bruel that apparently referred to the Nazi ovens.

In a video posted on his Twitter account, Macron said in English: "I do know how your new president now has chose to jeopardize your budget, your initiatives - as he's extremely skeptical about climate change".

A poll conducted by Odoxa for France Info on Friday (10 February) has shown seven out of 10 French voters want Fillon to pull out of the race. However, this did not mean that non-French nationals would have to leave the country. "We rarely have issues with Israel on this subject".

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