The weekend’s developments in France support that thesis. What seems likely is that the people of that country will be faced with a choice between a Thatcherite opponent of the welfare state and a far right neo-fascist in the 2018 presidential election.
Firstly, he has no clue about the French electoral system. There will be a Socialist candidate, a Communist one (if not several, the Stalinists and the Trots usually put one up each, if not more), Macron will try to come through the middle and so on. That none of these are likely to make the second round is up to the French electorate of course.
But more than that there’s that idea of Le Pen as “far right.” You couldn’t get a fag paper between her economic ideas and those of Spudtollahs’ co-author, Colin Hines. And the idea that the author of The Curajus State would be against fascism lite is simply ridiculous, it’s what he’s actually preaching.
Do these people simply have no self-knowledge at all?
Anyone got a link to an official list, in English, of FN’s economic suggestions? Be fun to run it off against Ritchie’s proposals…..