HmmApril 18, 2017 Tim WorstallEuropean Union9 CommentsWell, that puts paid to that retirement chateau in the Loire, doesn’t it? ‘I will protect you!’ Marine Le Pen vows to end all immigration to France if elected president previousI approvenextNo, this isn’t a river vanishing 9 thoughts on “Hmm” Surreptitious Evil April 18, 2017 at 7:04 am Rather puts paid to the bankers all moving to Paris because Brexit. Andrew M April 18, 2017 at 9:12 am As with Trump, a lot of promises will be heavily watered down if she ever enters power. Besides, her party won’t have a majority in the Assemblée Nationale. At best she’ll be a lame duck president. Mr Black April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am Even having her win on the back of a promise like that is enough to change things. It will open a lot of eyes to the fact that they are not alone in not wanting to see their culture destroyed and replaced and they are in fact, the majority. Tim Newman April 18, 2017 at 9:16 am She won’t. Like the Leave voters, nobody minds Brits or French moving between the two countries. What they don’t want are North Africans and Middle Easterners on British or French passports moving between the two. At some point, people are going to stop using the passport as the sole identifier or somebody’s nationality. So Much For Subtlety April 18, 2017 at 9:22 am At some point there is going to be massive ethnic cleansing. As in Algeria. Either us of them or them of us. Le Pen may not win. But it is important to remember, as Madeline Albright once said, there is a special circle of Hell reserved for women who do not support other women. So the only way she can lose is through misogyny. Gamecock April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am “As with Trump, a lot of promises will be heavily watered down if she ever enters power.” Politicians’ promises are now Trumpisms? You’re spending too much time thinking about Trump. Alex April 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm Generally the French have no problem with foreigners owning holiday homes. In many areas it helps prop up an otherwise lacklustre property market, and many French have second homes so they can hardly complain. Your chateau, maybe not in the Loire, will set you back no more than the average six-bedroom family home round these parts. Tim Newman April 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm Your chateau, maybe not in the Loire, will set you back no more than the average six-bedroom family home round these parts. Aye, but it’s the repair bill and subsequent upkeep that would set you back more than a family home in Surrey. Andrew M April 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm > Politicians’ promises are now Trumpisms? You’re spending too much time thinking about Trump. Fair point. I suppose it was too much to hope that the novice wouldn’t behave like other politicians. The analogy remains relevant, because they both ran on an anti-immigrant platform. Even with a Republican majority in both houses, Trump’s so-called Muslim ban was heavily watered down; and work hasn’t begun on the “big, beautiful wall”. Le Pen would be even more constrained. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.