Marine Le Pen: EU Will Collapse Like the Soviet Union

Martin Banks et al., Telegraph (London), October 16, 2013

The leader of France’s far-Right party has vowed that the European Union would “collapse like the Soviet Union” as she conspired to form what would be the most radical faction yet seen in the European parliament.

Marine Le Pen, buoyed by a weekend by-election triumph in southern France, criticised the EU as a “global anomaly” and pledged to return the bloc to a “cooperation of sovereign states”.

She said Europe’s population had “no control” over their economy or currency, nor over the movement of people in their territory.

“I believe that the EU is like the Soviet Union now: it is not improvable,” she said. “The EU will collapse like the Soviet Union collapsed.”

Ms Le Pen, 45, will next month travel to Holland to chart a joint campaign with Geert Wilders, whose anti-Islamic Freedom Party (PVV) currently tops national opinion polls for May’s European elections.

Together they aim to establish a pan-European, far-Right parliamentary grouping that would run on an anti-immigrant, anti-integration platform. Once in office its overriding aim would be to be as disruptive as possible.

Even ardent European federalists now concede that as much as 30 per cent of the new parliament will comprise Euro-sceptics capitalising on economic misery and record levels of unemployment across Europe.

“If Eurosceptic parties are successful in 2014, this would create the most extreme European parliament ever,” Sarah Ludford, a Liberal Democrat MEP, said.

“I’m alarmed at not only their racist and discriminatory attitudes but also their protectionism and hostility to the European single market to which three million British jobs are linked.”

Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian PM, urged mainstream parties across Europe to stand firm against the forces of extremism that fuelled the Second World War.

“If we allow these forces to gain a foothold once again on our continent we will have wasted a century of building closer ties and condemned history to repeat itself,” he said.

President François Hollande of France warned this week that the prospect of a significant anti-EU grouping could lead to “regression and paralysis” in Europe, adding that it could threaten the continent’s ability to recover from the after-effects of the crisis in the Eurozone.

Ms Le Pen has already cultivated links with Austria’s far right Freedom Party, which gained 21 per cent of the vote in last month’s general election.

Mr Wilders, whose party was until last year a member of his country’s ruling coalition, has forged links with Vlaams Belang in Belgium, the Democratic Party in Sweden and the Northern League in Italy.

“We want to do whatever we can to turn the forthcoming European elections into a Europe-wide electoral landslide against Brussels,” said Mr Wilders.

The new anti-EU bloc would be to the Right of the existing Eurosceptic group in Brussels, Europe of Freedom and Democracy, which is dominated by the UK Independence Party.

Nigel Farage, Ukip’s leader, has ruled out any alliance with FN or PVV, saying their views on race and religion were too extreme.

It is predicted Ms Le Pen’s party could win 20 seats or more in May. Forming an official group in the European parliament requires 25 members from at least seven of the union’s 28 states.

Creating such an official faction brings major advantages such as guaranteed speaking time in debates and considerable subsidies.

Ludovic de Danne, Ms Le Pen’s international affairs adviser, said: “She is not wandering alone in the desert. If I were a federalist, I would be very, very frightened.”

In the past Mr Wilders refused to associate with FN because he disapproved of the anti-Semitic remarks of Ms Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Since she replaced her father in January 2011, Ms Le Pen has tried to improve the party’s image and move it into Left-wing territory on social policy and economic protectionism.

Previous attempts at cooperation by the far Right in Brussels have been defeated by national rivalry and policy disagreements.

In 2007, 23 far-right and nationalist MEPs formed a group called Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty. Within months, they had broken up after Alessandra Mussolini, an Italian MEP, insulted the Romanians.

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  • MekongDelta69

    “The leader of France’s far-Right party has vowed that the European Union would ‘collapse like the Soviet Union’…”

    Again – like yesterday – I hope to hell so…

    • Sick of it

      I also hope the regime here in America collapses. I’m quite fond of keeping my freedom.

      • Erasmus

        With Obama and his evil minions in Washington now working OT to amnesty tens of illegal aliens, let’s pray the country collapses. What we have now intends no good for the US’s native population.

  • Spartacus

    “Even ardent European federalists now concede that as much as 30 per cent
    of the new parliament will comprise Euro-sceptics capitalising on
    economic misery and record levels of unemployment across Europe.”


    Yes, it must be the unemployment, not the waves of dark-skins gang-raping and killing people all over Europe…

    The name of the girl on the left is Eva Helgetun . Google it :

    • RisingReich

      I’ve been reading a lot about Whites killing themselves because they can’t cope.
      Her story is particularly enraging to me.

      At some point the adult Whites need to start retaliation killings. Sometimes the only option is to fight fire with fire.

  • Spartacus


    • Katherine McChesney

      Gives me the shivers. Pink Floyd had the image of this in one of their “Comfortably Numb” videos.

    • MikeofAges

      One world is no world.

      • Franklin_Ryckaert

        Yes, and “one humanity” is no humanity.

        • MikeofAges

          Never thought of putting it that way, but that also is true.

    • dd121

      Can’t be a coincidence by the architect. Ha Ha

    • William Krapek

      Wow. Above I compared Communism to a demon that could move from body to body; and now that demon has moved to Western Europe and the United States and Canada. Clearly I was onto something!

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I think your examples show that in some situations people can succeed and be civil in spite of the government. I submit that more moderate (conservatives being the true moderates) governments would also have great success in such areas. The problem with the leftists is that they take any opportunity to bring in dysfunctional minorities to expand their base.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    Note that even in the Telegraph, which I understand is not supposed to be rabidly left-wing, we get the standard repetitive “far right” designations. The same journalists would be hard pressed to call Fidel Castro hard left, let alone some real life bomb throwers like Bill Ayers. To me this illustrates a conclusion I reached long ago, that most people, especially those not as involved in politics, view themselves as middle of the road, wherever they might end up if judged on any kind of objective scale of political beliefs. The leftists use that insight to repeat continually that anyone to their right is “far right”, to trigger that instinctive reaction of the relatively ignorant that such an “extremist” person cannot share their views. I recall one hard left website that called itself something like “moderateindependent dot com”, as a way of disarming the same people to get them to listen and read on. That’s why I think that one of Barry Goldwater’s biggest gaffes was saying “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.” Not that it’s not true, but because he was submitting to the leftist designations and calling himself an extremist, and he was much closer to the political center than hard left LBJ. He unnecessarily turned off a lot of potential supporters by artificially distancing himself from them by the use of labels. I think we should keep in mind that it is key to disavow leftist labels in order to win over those who are not as politically aware.
    That Nigel Farage sounds pretty useless.

    • David Ashton

      UKIP’s Diane James has a better grasp of facts than Nigel Farrago, and might make a fresh face leader.

  • Oil Can Harry

    “Liberals + Whites + Asians = Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, Scandinavia”

    That is, until they vote to open their borders to mass third world immigration.

    And until the pols they support like Obama and Eric Holder integrate their genteel neighborhoods with Section 8 housing.

  • David Ashton

    We need a Union of Europeans against the “EU” and for European heritage.

    The crumbling and collapse of the Soviet bureaucracy had some help from the usual suspects, which may not be the case with the EU politically correct management, but it provides a good image and some encouragement.

  • haroldcrews

    ‘America’ may very well collapse and fragment before then. I can only hope so.

  • David Ashton

    The French have a dirigiste outlook, different from Anglo-Judaic “free-trade”, and have a respectable anti-Jacobin tradition from the French Revolution onwards, embracing relatively modern figures as varied as Maurras, Deat, Bardeche and de Benoit. The idea of racial protection is compatible with economic autarky, and state control of credit and strategic assets; possibly the two are essential partners. The patriotism of France, albeit previously color-blind over citizenship, has helped to retain the national character and pleasant countryside better than the “conservative” gang that is ruining England.

    “Work, family, country” is not a bad slogan for people other than the French to adopt.

    • “The two are essential partners.”

      Right on target. Free trade, open immigration and global government are all the same thing philosophically speaking. If you adopt one, there will be pressure on your body politic to adopt the other two. Economic nationalism, immigration control and national sovereignty, the polar opposite concepts, also go together, in that if you adopt one, you will feel pressure to take all three.

    • William Krapek

      For the French, the people are the army. And like an army all the basics are taken care of. Hence the “socialized” healthcare, etc. I think of it in martial terms. Notice when men greet each other in France. They often say: “Salute! ”

      I think this goes back to Napoleon. This kind of the organization is why he was able to win so many early battles.

  • RisingReich

    “Ms Le Pen has already cultivated links with Austria’s far right Freedom
    Party, which gained 21 per cent of the vote in last month’s general

    I hope Ms. Le Pen has very well trained body guards employed and lots of them. The EU-Jew-Marxist conglomerate will I’m quite sure attempt to have her killed if she starts building Nationalist coalitions.

    Never underestimate your enemy. It’s many times a fatal miscalculation.

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      She should also have her car well guarded. Remember Jorg Haider’s “car accident”? That was probably a Mossad job who had tinkered with his car’s computer.

    • Ella

      I read Austria received a boycott from Israel and some EU countries when they tried to align two Right parties in their Parliament, around 2001. If France left the EU, you would probably see punishments levied and boycotts on their products. This is how the EU maintains control over their States.

  • MikeofAges

    You’ve got a point. But keep something in mind. I visited Idaho last year. Under conservative government all the way, but a very nice place. No visible skinheads, by the way. Just typical rural and small city westerners. Boise, I eventually found out, is quite a large city considering where it is. I never saw Boise, but I am sure it is a very nice place to live. You could say the same for western Montana. In North America, nice and not so nice have nothing to do with political slant. It’s all and only about who lives there. True of neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, states and entire regions. One affinity-based subculture which is paid very little attention to but which has had considerable influence in the Western United States is that of the so-called “hippies” and allied types. These were people who were very serious about wanting to live in peaceful communities with good cultural and educational infrastructure and were willing to spend a high percentage of their incomes on housing to be able to live where they wished. Consider where they settled. With rare exceptions, it wasn’t in the inner city.

  • alex

    “In 2007, 23 far-right and nationalist MEPs formed a group called Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty. Within months, they had broken up after Alessandra Mussolini, an Italian MEP, insulted the Romanians.”
    Spartacus, you are a self-proclaimed Romanian. What comments did she make?

  • Anon

    It’s not going to collapse that way. Instead, individual countries, like Greece will break away, defy the EU, cancel their debts and nationalize their banks while printing their own money.

    Economic problems will vanish once the government become determined to pay one dollar for one dollar or work or goods produced. Once black criminals are either all executed or deported, social problems will vanish as well. Other european countries will demand this for themselves.

  • MBlanc46

    Vive Marine!

  • Sick of it

    And let’s not forget Pim Fortuyn.

  • WR_the_realist

    Far Right — adj. Having sane views on immigration and national identity.

  • William Krapek

    Now that is an interesting image. But I see a demon that gets thrown out of a body and – wandering through the desert of oblivion – finally happens on another body to ruin.

    • Sick of it

      The demons were exorcised from the Russians into the pigs in Washington D.C., but they did not go leap into the sea for some reason.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    This woman makes me HOT. And I’m very happily married.

  • David Ashton

    It is theoretically possible to have a free movement of goods but not a free movement of people, but in practice this has not happened because of international capitalist “greed” and international socialist “envy”.

    The complex concurrence of British trade and citizenship policy has been the subject of several scholarly studies; a slightly tangential one I would recommend to AR clientele is Bernard Semmel, “Imperialism and Social Reform” (London 1960).

    Just a few all-too brief remarks: Free trade, so-called, was a great initial national advantage to the “workshop of the world” with an emergent empire of fairly settled populations, and minimal external competition, but it became a disadvantage to our own people with the financial exploitation of cheap non-white labor, some of which was eventually imported. The Aliens Act was one landmark, but immigration control has had a bumpy ride from 1948 to the present. Britain cannot feed or supply sufficient raw materials for its own population, now augmented by millions of foreign migrants. Our prewar imperial resources would have helped, but WW2 threw them away, and the European alternative has been handled incompetently from the outset.

    Sinister developments in Britain today are the growing takeover of the remnants of our national economy by foreign interests, including sovereign wealth, such as Chinese Communist influence in our nuclear industry, and the supply of our latest technology to potential cheap-labor and slave-economy competitors like China, plus further admission of their migrants.

    The short term shot-in-arm for finance is a fatal injection for geopolitical survival.

  • David Ashton

    Let me suggest again: a Union of Europeans against the “EU” nomenklatura, global finance and global communism. For an – amazingly still valid – analysis of the British -and western – economic dilemmas, read Oswald Mosley, “Tomorrow We Live” (London 1938), and his post-war and post-imperial proposals for Britain, Europe and America in Michael Quill (ed) “Revolution by Reason and Other Essays by Oswald Mosley” (Lewiston, NY 1997). This much misrepresented man was the first major politician to oppose colored mass-settlement in England after WW2, before Enoch Powell and Cyril Osborne MP.

  • Fr. John+

    “Far- right” is a code word for ‘formerly normal.” Let’s call a Bolshevik, a bolshevik, shall we?

    • Franklin_Ryckaert

      Only for the abnormal are the normal “extreme”. It’s about time to return to the terminology of the normal.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    You are correct, but I still think the implicit statement that “I am an extremist” was unnecessarily damaging.

  • True, but that was a relative anomaly in recent history.

    They certainly don’t have tightly restricted immigration now, so maybe it was a delayed response.

  • Sick of it

    That would be nice, but I see corruption at every level of government today. This whole system needs to be cleansed of criminals. I also read about police abuses of our freedoms on a weekly basis. So some of them are enforcing these draconian, and unconstitutional, laws.

  • Sick of it

    I agree with what you said except for the last sentence. Continued growth is only necessary while we live in a technologically backward world. There is a certain point of development where all can be well off without a continual growth in trade/sales/etc. Standards of living will increase the most through technological development.