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Strange times in French politics

With youth unemployment running at 24 per cent, it is unsurprising that people are being attracted to fringe ideologies which offer simplistic solutions.

UKIP MEPs back far-right leader Le Pen

UKIP MEPs have voted against a move by the European Parliament to remove the immunity of French far-right leader and MEP Marine Le Pen after French prosecutors opened a case against her for comments she made about Muslims.

Le Pen v Madonna

Is there a chance the pop singer’s intention to discredit the politician will backfire, creating supportive sympathy for the FN leader?