Launching the National Rally manifesto for the upcoming European Elections, Marine Le Pen has pledged to “save Europe from the European Union that is destroying it.”
Abolishing the European Commission, the unelected bureaucracy, and passing power to European Parliament is at the core of Le Pen’s pitch. Referencing Jean Claude-Juncker’s infamous excessive alcohol consumption, the manifesto calls for the abolition of the Commission and its “28 commissioners who weren’t democratically elected, its president drunk on power”.
It proposes that the European Parliament “be in charge of examining and debating and voting on all treaties, texts and directives proposed by the Council of heads of state.”
National Rally is currently running virtually neck-and-neck with President Macron’s La République En Marche Party. It will be looking to win and advantage with popular proposals such as bringing back national borders and ending the chaos caused by the EU’s open borders policy and establishing border controls on Europe’s external borders.
Le Pen praised Brexit in a tweet:
“Since #Brexit, the national wealth of the United Kingdom has outperformed that of the eurozone, their unemployment rate is at its lowest, they created twice as many jobs as in France and salaries have increased since the end of mass immigration!”
However, Frexit does not appear to be on the immediate agenda for National Rally and Le Pen, at least not yet……