Le Pen appeals to ‘Yellow Vest’ movement ahead of EU elections – says the battle is between nationalists and globalists

Marine Le Pen delivered a speech in Paris to thousands of her National Rally party supporters, who chanted “Macron, resignation!” as she spoke.
She denounced Macron and the EU as agents of globalisation with contempt for ordinary people.
She also said the European Parliament elections in May ought to be a referendum on whether Macron stays in office. “If Macron does not have the wisdom to go back to the people by dissolving parliament, then let the political arbitrage come from European elections,” she said.
“The European Union as it stands is a menace to our identity and to our security,” she added, while praising the Yellow Vests as a “healthy popular revolt”. The battle is now between nationalists and globalists,” she concluded.
At the same time Macron published a letter in French newspapers.
In the letter he called for a “national debate” on reform over the next two months, leading to a new “contract for the nation” that he would draft by mid-April.
“This is how I intend, with you, to transform anger into solutions. If everyone is being aggressive to everyone else, society falls apart,” he said.
The debate ought to focus on taxation, bureaucracy, environmentalism, and democratic participation, he noted. “No questions are banned”, he added.
But he would not go back on his government’s economic reforms, and if people wanted lower taxes, then they would have to accept less welfare.
Le Pen narrowly lost to Macron in French presidential elections in 2017. But her party now has 24 percent support compared to his 18 percent, according to an Ipsos poll in December.

The post Le Pen appeals to ‘Yellow Vest’ movement ahead of EU elections – says the battle is between nationalists and globalists appeared first on Voice of Europe.

Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Emma R.

This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://voiceofeurope.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit https://voiceofeurope.com for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.