Surely after Brexit and Trump, President Marine Le Pen and “Frexit” will follow. That’s been the prevailing presumption of international punditry in recent weeks. And while the narrative arc may seem persuasive, what’s missing is the facts.
Le Pen may make the final round of next year’s presidential election in France, but it is inconceivable that the country’s political class will not round on her to keep her from the presidency, as it did with her father.
Apart from a determination to keep Le Pen out of the Elysée Palace, what unites the French political class is a realisation that never — on any terms — must the French be granted another referendum on the EU.… Seguir leyendo »