Adam Creighton makes a big call:
If I were French I would vote for Marine Le Pen in next week’s presidential election.
That is a huge call.
Not to do so would be to endorse the political and economic elites that have sapped the life out of industry, put the Fifth Republic on track for bankruptcy, forced taxpayers to bail out parasitic banks, and left the country exposed to Islamist terrorism.
Details of the National Front’s policies — a populist cocktail of protectionism and nationalism — matter far less than the damage her victory would do to France’s cosy status quo, which has hooked France’s fortunes to an increasingly stagnant and unpopular EU.
That is troubling – selecting a candidate on the basis of their enemies than their policies.