Le Pen Pulling in Support Among Young Voters
Marine Le Pen is supported by a quarter of young voters in France, a poll has revealed, matching support within the age group for her liberal rival Emmanuel Macron.
The 18 to 24-year-old age bracket is usually notably liberal and broadly opposed to all expressions of nationalism, including Brexit and the election of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
Yet in France, some 24 per cent of this group told pollsters they intended to vote for the populist candidate and her Front National party in the first round of the presidential vote on the 24th of August.
The young, photogenic centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, who served as economy minister under outgoing president François Hollande, also gained 24 per cent of their support in the Harris Interactive survey for French radio station RTL.
Another 19 per cent of those interviewed wanted the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon to win the presidency and 14 per cent said they were rooting for hard-leftist Benoît Hamon of the Socialist party.
This means that Ms. Le Pen is more popular than both left-wing candidates in the first round of voting among young people. In the second round, they will likely unite against her and she will lose.
Meanwhile, only 10 per cent of voters aged 18 to 24 said they would be backing the centre-right Republican Party candidate François Fillon, who was the favourite to win before becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal.
Furthermore, in a supposed age of political apathy 80 per cent of the 808 people interviewed between the 2nd and 6th of March told pollsters they were “interested” in politics, and were keeping a “keen eye” on the presidential race.
However, Ms. Len Pen has stressed her scepticism towards polls during the presidential race, after pollsters failed to predict the Brexit vote or President Trump’s victory.
“Polls are not the election”, she told RTL on Tuesday.
A French mayor has appeared in court on charges of inciting racial hatred after saying there were too many Muslim schoolchildren in his city.
Robert Ménard, who is mayor of the southern town of Béziers and an ally of Marine Le Pen’s Front National party, faces the charges after telling a news channel: “In a class in the city centre in my town, 91 per cent of the children are Muslims. Obviously, this is a problem. There are limits to tolerance.”
RTL reports that he also tweeted: “These classes represent the most striking proof of the #GreatReplacement in progress. Just look at old class photos.”
The ‘great replacement’ is a term coined by writer Renaud Camus who spoke of the French people being “replaced” through mass immigration. His comments led to him being fined in 2014.
However, Mr. Ménard has remained defiant in court, saying he did not want to “stigmatise” anyone but say what is happening in French schools.
“I do not find it desirable for children and their mothers that there are ghetto schools. And to find solutions, it is necessary to say what it is,” he told the court.
The former Socialist and co-founder of Reporters Without Borders faces a fine 1,800 euros if convicted, with a possible prison sentence if he does not pay within 60 days.
He also caused controversy in May 2015 when he counted the names of schoolchildren in his city to see how many were Muslim, estimating a figure of 64.6 per cent, despite the fact collecting data on people’s race and religion is illegal in France.
A video also emerged in September 2015 showing Mr. Ménard going door to door around illegal migrant squats, telling the residents they were not welcome in his city.
The video showed him in full mayoral regalia accompanied by armed police and an interpreter.
He tells one man: “You are not welcome in this town. If you had behaved like a decent person, you would have been welcome. You might be welcomed acting like this in big cities, but I’m not ready to do that here. You act like we have no choice but to accept you.”
GEERT WILDERS: EXPEL TURKISH AMBASSADOR FROM NETHERLANDS
Courageous Dutch politician stands up to Turkish Islamofascists
Mar 13, 2017 by Dan Lyman
Geert Wilders is all guns blazing in the finals days before critical elections in the Netherlands that will serve as a referendum on the Islamization of the country – and Turkey’s attempt to bully its way into the European Union.
On the heels of a violent Turkish uprising that started in Rotterdam this weekend, and was further exacerbated and encouraged by Turkey’s president Recep Erdogan, Wilders called for Turkey’s ambassador and staff to be ejected from Holland.
“Erdogan repeats we are nazis + fascists. He insults Dutch police. No de-escalation. Expel Turkish Ambassador to NL and entire staff!” he wrote.
The riots are in retaliation to the Dutch government blocking Turkish officials from traveling to the Netherlands to whip up support for an April referendum that would grant Erdogan and Turkey with more leverage within the European Union, which Turkey has long aimed to join.
Some 400,000 Turks already live in the Netherlands, and many of them turned out to rage in the streets of Rotterdam, where they were met by riot police in a scene that could continue to play out through election week – especially if Wilders’ Party For Freedom (PVV) were to win.
Erdogan flagrantly fueled the fires of his people on the ground, accusing the Dutch of “nazism” and demanding international sanctions.
“I thought nazism was over, but I was wrong. In fact, nazism is alive in the west,” Erdogan declared at a rally in Istanbul.
“If you are willing to sacrifice Turkish-Dutch relations, you will pay for it,” he also threatened. “What’s more, we’re not done yet.”
“They will pay the price of treating my citizens, my foreign minister… in an impudent way.”
Turkish Islamofascists in Holland have responded in kind to their true leader, defacing PVV party member’s houses with the words “fascist” and stabbing oranges intended to represent Dutch society, while holding signs accusing the Dutch of being “fascist.”
Wilders’ tweet echoes sentiments he unleashed in a blistering video from 2015, aimed directly at the Turkish regime and its people, that has found new life and relevance on social media and alternative press outlets during this explosive and rapid erosion of Dutch-Turkish relations on the cusp of the election.
Today, I have a message for the people of Turkey:
Your government is fooling you into believing that one day, you will become a member of the European Union.
Well, forget it.
You are no Europeans, and you will never be.
An Islamic state like Turkey does not belong to Europe.
All the values Europe stands for – freedom, democracy, human rights – are incompatible with Islam.
We do not want visa-free travel for Turks coming to Europe, either. European governments that agree with this will be voted out of office by the people.
Turkey voted for Erdogan, a dangerous Islamist who raises the flag of Islam.
We do not want more, but less Islam.
So Turkey, stay away from us. You are not welcome here.
Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted his support of Wilders and Dutch nationalists, saying, “Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
This, of course, set the globalist media on fire.