Monday, 8 May 2017
Les Valeurs de la République
Such as they are. But the point is that they are.
I tried to tell you. It is not about specific issues or policies at all.
The Front National is the political expression of what is really a different country, one of two that were founded simultaneously in 1789, and the one that compromised itself irreparably in 1940.
Therefore, its candidate for President will always be defeated by anyone else. Even by Emmanuel Macron.
Mere policies, even those as major as EU membership or Muslim immigration, do not enter into this.
That was why the other candidate ought to have been someone better than Macron, who will be as ghastly as Marine Le Pen would have been, only in his own way.
Just as nothing would have persuaded me to vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, so nothing would have persuaded me to vote for either of these.
But Macron, simply by not being Le Pen, was always going to win by a landslide. So here we are.