Marine Le Pen prefers Lega Nord to Grilloby Giuseppe Terranova - 2013.12.16
“We prefer the Northern League to Beppe Grillo.” These are the words of Ludovic de Danne, Marine Le Pen‘s chief advisor for European affairs. He’s not one to mince his words. In an interview with West, he said: “The Five Star Movement, as well as saying no to the EU and the euro, doesn’t have a clear and coherent plan. On their blogs, they’ve published ridiculous, defamatory articles about the Front National and our leaders.”
The Northern League is very different. According to De Danne, it has what it takes to be part of a transnational alliance led by the partnership of Le Pen-Geert Wilders (leader of the Dutch PVV) in the upcoming European elections.
Who are the other possible collaborators? In Austria there is the FPÖ (which found success with Jorg Haider); Sweden has the Sweden Democrats; there is Vlaams Belang in Belgium; and Sharon Bonici in Malta. These are certainly allies, to which you could perhaps add Godfrey Bloom’s British movement and all the middle-Europe and Baltic parties interested in this cause.
It’s a trans-border battleship consisting of nationalists. But what are their objectives? One is to complete a project that Marine Le Pen has been working on for at least two years, which is to persuade European citizens to express their dissent, not by withholding their vote but by voting en masse for this new political strata. It promises to ‘revolutionize the system from within’ by ensuring a fight to the death against:
- Undemocratic EU federalism;
- Mass immigration;
- Unfair and unequal globalisation;
- Growing EU integration.
De Danne adds: “Ours is an alliance of serious and professional parties, that care about protecting the real Europe from the EU, which actually doesn’t care at all about Europeans and their countries. We have to go in a new direction. The aim is to form a streamlined and efficient confederation in Europe, to get rid of the Commission’s counterproductive, excessive power and its biggest disaster: the euro.”