Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front party in France, isn’t that eager to leave the EU or see the Euro collapse, it seems.
Le Pen, who is a big fan of Putin and insisted that Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea was legitimate, is already in trouble.
A Russian company is suing the Front National for repayment of €9 million loan from 2014.
But its her latest comments that will raise eyebrows. In an interview posted yesterday, Le Pen tried to row back on some of her positions given the climate in France.
She said in an interview that she did not favour leaving the EU, and would instead look to renegotiate control of French borders.
13m:25s. “I want… no. We must renegotiate with the European Union because I want to bring back sovereignty…”
She said she preferred to stay in the EU and would call for a referendum after her negotiation.
In earlier interviews she said she would immediately call for a referendum to leave the EU if elected.
She also added that she would prefer to keep the Euro, as an additional currency to the Franc.
But she doesn’t say how that would work. Would French banks be forced to ditch the Euro in favour of the Franc? What about French savers? Clueless.
Le Pen’s shameless u-turn and lack of detail comes after polls show most French backed staying in the EU. Only 33% of French voters want to leave.
After the car-crash Britain is going through, that number is likely to fall even further