Friday, November 11, 2005

Is the National Front Gaining Members?

I don't see how they could not be. But what the hell do I know?

Jackie Blanc, the National Front’s head in Marseilles and a pied noir who left Algeria at the age of 25, says the recent rioting has boosted support for the far-right party. “Our programme is being proved increasingly correct.”

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party’s leader, says it has recruited 2,000 to 3,000 members since the riots started. He plans to take full political advantage, appearing in a televised debate on Saturday and holding a rally in central Paris on Monday to ram home his anti-immigration message.

This is starting to get interesting. Stay tuned.


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