Marine Le Pen calls the EU a “religious sect” for attempting to make Britain pay for leaving the bloc.
In an exclusive interview with This website, MARINE LE PEN compared the EU to a “religious group” for attempting to make Brexit Britain pay for its independence.
Ms Le Pen, the leader of the National Rally (NR), is planning a third presidential bid next spring after losing to Emmanuel Macron in the 2017 election. The right-wing leader spoke at length about her vision for France if she wins the race for the Elysee Palace in an exclusive interview with This website. Ms Le Pen also backed with London in the ongoing conflict with Brussels, indicating that post-Brexit relations between Britain and France could improve under her leadership.
Ms Le Pen slammed the “pathetic” attitude of some EU leaders who wanted the British to pay for their thirst for liberty after Brexit.
“The EU operates as a kind of sect that you can’t leave without provoking religious-like criticism from its leaders,” she said.
“I despised the sad attitude of Europeanists who would have wanted the British to pay for their thirst for liberty after Brexit, with the scarcely hidden ulterior goal of discouraging future candidates from leaving.
“The EU considers itself to be an empire, and the term “empire” connotes imperialism.
“Initially, it was an international organization, that is, a forum for international cooperation; gradually, it evolved into a federalist project; and now, it is on the verge of becoming a centralised Jacobin state, a machine for methodically crushing the identities and sovereignties of the nations that make it up.”
“My critique lies in the approach, that is, multilateralism: I would have liked our nations to deal with each other within the context of respectful bilateral relations,” Ms Le Pen said when questioned about post-Brexit relations between France and the UK.
“If we take fishing, which is a major topic amongst our countries, it is clear that Germany, Italy, and Malta have little interest in it.
“Direct negotiations would have been preferable.
“We can see that the EU model is insufficiently pragmatic,” says the author.
Officials have warned that if the UK refuses to back down on its fresh demands for post-Brexit laws on Northern Ireland, a trade war between the UK and the EU is “inevitable.”
David Frost, the Brexit minister, published a fresh “command paper” on Wednesday. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”