One poll has shown that support for the far right is, unfortunately, on the rise in France after Paris attacks. Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the granddaughter of the Front National founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and niece of its current leader, appears to be the front-runner to win local elections.
With only two weeks to go until the public vote, a poll for France Televisions and Radio France shows that Ms Maréchal-Le Pen is pulling ahead of Republican and Socialist candidates for the presidency of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
France TV Info has reported that she has growing support with her support rating haven risen by three points to 40 per-cent since the Paris attacks, well ahead of her closest rival.
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Despite a lot of support for Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, almost half of voters surveyed, thankfully, believed that a Front National victory would be the worst possible outcome.
The party’s anti-immigration and socially conservative policies have gained a lot of support since the attacks but the party has continued to divide voters over accusations of xenophobia and racism.
Ms Maréchal-Le Pen claims to have suspended her election campaign but has appeared on television several times in recent days critising immigration.
Ms Maréchal-Le Pen tweeted recently:
Immigration has become a breeding ground enabling the development of Islamism
In a speech the day after the attacks, she said “France and the French are no longer safe,” and demanded a crackdown on Islamists in the country.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.